ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Police officials are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a pregnant woman and her son Monday morning.
Details are limited but here is what we know.
At approximately 11:52 am, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a two vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 10 eastbound near Belle Terre Road.
The crash took the life of 27-year-old Tyandra Lewis of Baton Rouge and her 7-year-old son.
The preliminary investigation revealed the deceased was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Belle Terre in a 2005 Toyota Camry.
For reasons still under investigation, the Camry stopped in the left lane of travel. At the same time, a 2002 Ford F-350 pickup driven by 39-year-old Willy Buchan of Tyler Texas, was traveling eastbound and struck the rear of the Camry.
Lewis and her son sustained fatal injuries as a result of the impact.
Lewis was pregnant and expecting twins at the time of the crash.
The passenger in the victim’s car and his 3-year-old son, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Both were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
This crash remains under investigation and there is no further information available at this time.