Denham Springs woman dies after her Jeep hits a pole

A Denham Springs woman died late Sunday after her 2002 Jeep Cherokee struck a pole at Interstate 110 northbound and Scenic Highway, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced.

Just before midnight, patrol officers responded to the accident at 1650 N. I-110 and found Ashley Stroup, 22, of 23815 Sandalwood Court in Denham Springs, inside the Jeep, police said.

Police are still investigating, “but she may have been driving too fast for the inclement weather conditions,” Cpl. Don Coppola said.

Contact Traffic Homicide Division at (225) 389-7819 with information about the accident.