Unrestrained Woman Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash in St. Martin Parish
St. Martin Parish – Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on February 7, 2023, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 328 near Rue Bois Chene Road in St. Martin Parish. The crash took the life of 37-year-old Shari N. Suby of Kaplan.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed the crash occurred as Suby was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima east on LA 328. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle ran off the roadway to the left, entered the ditch on the north side of the road, then struck a culvert.
Suby was not restrained and suffered critical injuries. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries prior to arrival. Impairment is suspected to be a factor and a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Troopers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted, always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, and follow all traffic laws. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.
Troop I has investigated 10 fatal crashes resulting in 11 deaths in 2023.
TFC Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs
Office: (337) 262-5880