Single vehicle crash kills one in Terrebonne Parish

Houma, LA – Shortly before 8:00 am Saturday morning, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA 24 South near the Darlene Street Bridge. The crash took the life of 34 year old Tekel Coleman of Houma, LA.

Preliminary investigation revealed Coleman was traveling south on LA 24 South when her vehicle, a 2006 Nissan Altima, ran off of the road to the left. It entered a small ditch and struck a concrete driveway. Coleman’s vehicle overturned and she sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office.

Impairment is unknown and standard toxicology tests are pending. Coleman was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

Troopers want to remind the public to avoid distracted driving and always buckle up. While not all crashes are survivable, proper use of seat belts can greatly decrease an occupant’s chance of death and may greatly reduce the extent of injury. Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front seat and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night.