Local woman dies after vehicle hits tree on US Hwy 61

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GRAMERCY, La. (BRPROUD) – Cassidy Boutte, 21, of Gonzales, was killed in single-vehicle accident around 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 24.

The deadly accident took place on US Hwy 61.

At the time of the crash, Boutte was driving north in a 2009 Nissan Versa.

According to the Louisiana State Police, “the Nissan exited the roadway to the right and struck a tree bordering the roadway.”

Boutte was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred in St. James Parish.

Despite this, the 21-year-old died at the crash scene.

Investigators are awaiting toxicology results from Cassidy Boutte.

The investigation into this deadly crash is ongoing.

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