Slidell woman killed in Ascension Parish traffic accident

A 49-year-old Slidell woman died Saturday in a traffic accident along La. 74 at the Bluff Road intersection in Ascension Parish, a spokesman with the Louisiana State Police said.

State Trooper Jared Sandifer said Cheryl A. Babylon, of Slidell, sustained fatal injuries when her 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser collided head-on with a 1999 Ford F-250 truck driven by Mark Crochet, 35, of Sunshine.

Sandifer said Babylon was driving east on La. 74 when she lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons and ran off the highway.

Babylon overcorrected her car, causing it to veer into the westbound traffic lane of La. 74 where she crashed into Crochet’s oncoming truck, he said.

Crochet suffered minor injuries in the crash, Sandifer said.

Sandifer said Babylon was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and her impairment was unknown at the time of the crash.

Sandifer said troopers believe excessive speed may have been a factor.