From a little before 2:00 a.m. until 5:30 a.m., the Louisiana State Police was called to three separate accidents that killed four people.
Pedestrians were killed in two of those crashes.
The first fatal crash occurred in Iberville Parish.
Judy McClellan, 48, of Florida, was killed after her 2019 Nissan Frontier slammed into a concrete barrier on I-10 West near Whiskey Bay.
After the accident, McClellan and a passenger got out of their vehicle at which point another vehicle hit the Nissan Frontier. The collision forced the Frontier into McClellan.
McClellan was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
The passenger in McClellan’s car was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the Nissan Frontier was wearing a seat belt and also went to a hospital with minor injuries.
LSP does not believe that impairment played a part in this crash.
The investigation into this fatal crash remains open.
The second fatal crash occurred in Bueche, La. a little after 2 a.m.
Two people died in this crash which happened in West Baton Rouge Parish.
The accident took place on LA Hwy 983 (Bueche Rd.) north of LA Hwy 985 (Rosehill Dr.), according to the Louisiana State Police.
The two people who died in this crash were riding in a Jeep when it veered off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames.
The fire prevented officials from identifying the victims.
LSP could not determine whether the passengers were wearing seat belts due to the fire.
An autopsy and toxicology report are forthcoming and the investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing.
The final fatal crash that happened on Monday morning took place in Greenwell Springs.
A pedestrian was killed in this crash which occurred on LA Hwy 946 (Joor Rd.) north of LA Hwy 37.
LSP determines the crash took place around 5:30 a.m.
A pedestrian was walking across Joor Rd. when the victim was hit by a 2014 Nissan Rouge.
The pedestrian died as a result of the injuries sustained in this accident.
LSP says, “impairment is suspected on the part of the pedestrian.”
Authorities are unable to identify the pedestrian at this time.
The driver of the Nissan passed a chemical breath test and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
This crash remains under investigation.