On July 24, 2015 at 12:38 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 20 just east of Louisiana Highway 157 that claimed the life of an Oklahoma woman.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Hyundai Sonata driven by 48 -year-old Nancy Myrick of Broken Bow, Oklahoma was traveling east on I-20, when it exited the roadway, struck a guard rail, and crashed into a group of trees.
Myric as well as her two passengers were not restrained at the time of the crash. Myric sustained fatal injuries from the crash and her two passengers were transported to University Health for minor injuries. Myric was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner.
Impairment is not suspected in this crash. A toxicology sample was obtained from Myric and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana law requires motor vehicle occupants to be properly restrained in every seating position, day and night. Wearing a seatbelt significantly reduces the likelihood of being seriously injured or killed as the result of a crash and is the single most effective thing motorists can do to protect themselves.
Motorists are encouraged to always make the smart choice and to wear their seatbelt. This crash serves as yet another tragic reminder of how important this decision can be.