Louisiana State Police

Ascension Parish crashes kills Texas woman, backseat toddler survived

SORRENTO — A 37-yr-old Texas woman was killed in a crash on I-10 Thursday evening while a 2-yr-old passenger survived.

It was just after 6:30 pm on February 22, 2024 when Louisiana State Police troopers responded for a single vehicle crash on I-10 eastbound west of LA Hwy 22 in Ascension Parish.

Karissa L. Harris, 37, of Orange, TX, was the driver and died in the crash.

The initial investigation reveals that Harris was headed east on I-10 in a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria.

Per troopers, for unknown reasons, she veered off the roadway to the left into the median. The vehicle then hit several trees before overturning.

Harris was not buckled and died on the scene. Troopers say impairment may have been a factor.

A standard toxicology sample was obtained for analysis.

A 2-year-old rear seat passenger was properly restrained in a carseat and despite being uninjured, the toddler was taken to a local hospital.

The crash remains under investigation, and no further details have been provided at this time.

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