Thibodaux woman dies in 4-vehicle Ascension Parish crash

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:36pm

Shortly before 1:00 pm on May 29, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a four vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 70 south of LA Hwy 22 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 41-year-old Tiffany L. Moore, of Thibodaux, LA.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash happened as Moore was driving southbound on LA Hwy 70. At the same time, 38-year-old Jacqueline Harvey, of Baton Rouge was driving southbound; and 75-year-old Adelin Rodrigue, of Port Allen was driving southbound.

Traffic was slowing due to congestion in the southbound lane, and for unknown reasons Moore failed to stop in time causing her to hit the back of Harvey’s vehicle. The impact pushed Harvey’s vehicle into a fourth unknown vehicle. The unknown driver of this vehicle then left the scene continuing southbound. As Moore’s vehicle struck the rear of Harvey’s vehicle, Rodrigue failed to stop, causing his car to hit the back of Moore’s car.

Moore was taken to a hospital in Gonzales where she died from her injuries.

Both Harvey and Rodrigue received only minor injuries. Rodrigue was cited for Careless Operation for his part in the crash.

Driver impairment is not suspected on the part of any driver at this time; however, toxicology samples were taken from all drivers and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

Troopers believe that the driver of the unknown fourth vehicle may have left the scene because she did not receive much damage to her vehicle. They do not believe that she was a factor in the crash, but would still like to speak with her. It is believed that she is a Hispanic female and was driving a blue or dark colored Honda Accord. The vehicle may have minor damage on the rear bumper area.

Troopers are asking for the public’s help in identifying this driver, and ask that anyone with any information please contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500 or their local law enforcement agency.


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