Lafayette Parish – Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on May 22, 2023, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 182 at the exit ramp of Interstate 49 at mile marker 7. The crash claimed the life of 10-year-old Jaslynn Jones of Carencro and 43-year-old Brittany Schroeder of Sunset.
The preliminary investigation revealed a northbound 2016 Chevrolet pickup, driven by 35-year-old Kelly Hollis of Carencro, failed to yield from the stop sign at Exit 7 of I-49 as it entered onto LA 182. At the same time, a 2012 Nissan Rogue, driven by Schroeder, was traveling west on LA 182. The Chevrolet entered the path of the Nissan SUV in the westbound lane of LA 182. After the collision, both vehicles came to rest off of the roadway.
Hollis was unrestrained and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Jones was the front seat passenger in the Hollis’ Chevrolet. Despite being restrained, she suffered fatal injuries. Schroeder was restrained and also suffered fatal injuries. Both, Jones and Schroeder, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office.
A routine toxicology sample from both drivers has been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
According to LA. R.S. 32:295, A child who is younger than thirteen years of age shall be in a rear seat when a rear seat is available. While seat belts are not effective 100% of the time, they greatly increase a person’s chances of survival and decrease the severity of injuries. Seat belts, when worn properly, work to spread the forces of a crash, protect the head and spine, cross the strong bones of the body, slow the body down, and prevent ejection..
Troop I has investigated 23 fatal crashes resulting in 26 deaths in 2023.
TFC Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs
Office: (337) 262-5880