Unrestrained Kinder Woman Killed in Crash, High Speed Considered a Factor
Allen Parish – Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a woman from Kinder, LA. She was not wearing her seat belt and was partially ejected during the crash.
Troopers responded to the crash around 1:00 a.m., which occurred on US Hwy 165 south of Oberlin, LA. The crash involved a 2005 Kia Sorento, driven by Natalie M. LeBleu (W/F 39 yrs). The Kia was northbound on US Hwy 165, at a high rate of speed, when LeBleu lost control and entered the median. The vehicle then traveled across both northbound lanes, exited the roadway, and collided with a large tree.LeBleu was pronounced dead.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Seat belts prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected during a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash. Additionally, more than 3 out of 4 people who are ejected during a crash die from their injuries.
Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a situation. Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of highway crashes and fatalities.
Troop D has investigated 29 fatal crashes resulting in 33 deaths this year.
M/T Daniel “Scott” Moreau
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section – Troop E
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