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Chatham Woman killed in Jackson Parish Crash

LA State Police
Louisiana State Police Department
LA State Police

Vernon – On Friday, April 19, 2024, shortly before 2:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA 146 near Nig-Dorsey Road. The crash claimed the life of 82-year-old Geneva Williams of Chatham.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Nissan Sentra, driven by 37-year-old Brittney Williams, was traveling east on LA-146. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan exited the roadway to the right and struck a tree.

Geneva Williams, who was properly restrained and the front seat passenger in the Nissan, was pronounced dead at the scene. Brittney Williams, who was properly restrained, received moderate injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive impaired, fatigued, or distracted. Follow all traffic laws and always ensure that every occupant is properly restrained. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.

In 2024, Troop F has investigated 10 fatal crashes, resulting in 11 deaths.