ZACHARY, La. (BRPROUD) — Deputies are investigating an overnight crash that left one person dead and another injured in Zachary.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the 20100 block of Tucker Road at 1:30 a.m. where Marquita Jackson, 38, was found dead. The sheriff’s office said a passenger was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Jackson’s manner of death was deemed accidental and her cause of death was due to multiple blunt force injuries, according to the coroner’s office.
According to investigators, they believe Jackson’s vehicle was traveling northbound on Tucker Road when it left the roadway, hit a ditch and overturned.
EBRSO notes that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and impairment is currently not suspected.