Fatal crash claims lives of pregnant woman and her son

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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. 

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