One dead after vehicle goes into water off Atchafalaya Bridge - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

One dead after vehicle goes into water off Atchafalaya Bridge

Posted: Updated:
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Army rejects EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden

    Army rejects EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:02 GMT
    Authorities have said Explo improperly stored tons of a military propellant at Camp Minden, causing evacuation of the town of Doyline in October 2013. (Source: Louisiana State Police)Authorities have said Explo improperly stored tons of a military propellant at Camp Minden, causing evacuation of the town of Doyline in October 2013. (Source: Louisiana State Police)
    The U.S. Army said it will not comply with the EPA's order that it clean up propellant it shipped to Camp Minden, hedging on the bet that the environmental agency doesn't have the authority to even make the demand.More >>
    The U.S. Army said it will not comply with the EPA's order that it clean up propellant it shipped to Camp Minden, hedging on the bet that the environmental agency doesn't have the authority to even make the demand.More >>
  • Reward offered in Sabine Parish murder case

    Reward offered in Sabine Parish murder case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:44:59 GMT
    A reward is being offered for information about the death of a Sabine Parish man found in his burned out home earlier this month.A reward is being offered for information about the death of a Sabine Parish man found in his burned out home earlier this month.
    In an effort to boost their investigation of an early July murder, Sabine Parish deputies are now offering a large reward for information about the murder of a man whose remains were found earlier this month after his house went up in flames.More >>
    In an effort to boost their investigation of an early July murder, Sabine Parish deputies are now offering a large reward for information about the murder of a man whose remains were found earlier this month after his house went up in flames.More >>
  • Man killed in Cass County shooting wanted in Texas

    Man killed in Cass County shooting wanted in Texas

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:21:26 GMT
    Cass County Sheriff's deputies work the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Bloomburg.Cass County Sheriff's deputies work the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Bloomburg.
    The deputy involved in a fatal shooting Sunday evening in Cass County has been identified, along with the man authorities say he was attempting to serve with felony warrants. More >>
    The deputy involved in a fatal shooting Sunday evening in Cass County has been identified, along with the man authorities say he was attempting to serve with felony warrants. More >>
IBERVILLE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

State Police confirm one person dead after a truck flipped over the guardrail into the water on the Atchafalaya Bridge Westbound between Whiskey Bay and Ramah exit in Iberville Parish.

The accident happened just before 8:15 p.m. Friday night.

Investigators say Lois Rudd, 24, of Largo, FL, was driving west on I-10 on the Basin Bridge when her vehicle veered to the left and hit the south guardrail.  Rudd overcorrected causing her vehicle to roll on its side and hit the north guardrail, where it then went over the side of the bridge.

There were six people in the vehicle with Rudd.  One passenger, Mina Bell, 25, of St. Petersburg, FL, was pronounced dead at the scene.  There were also five children in the vehicle ranging in age from 5 weeks old to 9 years old.  A 7-year-old in the vehicle suffered severe injuries while the others suffered moderate injuries.  All were taken to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries. 

Rudd remains in the hospital, recovering from her injuries. Once she is released, she will be into the Iberville Parish Jail for 5 counts of negligent injury, negligent homicide and careless operation. 

Troopers believe excessive speed was a factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow