Mississippi woman dies Monday morning in wreck on stretch of Louisiana interstate

Published 5:22 pm Monday, July 19, 2021

A Mississippi woman died in an early Monday morning vehicle crash on the interstate in Louisiana.

The Louisiana State Police investigated a fatal crash on Interstate 55 near LA 16 in Tangipahoa Parish shortly after 5 a.m. Monday.

The crash claimed the life of 35-year-old Dominique Bailey of Magnolia, Mississippi.

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The initial investigation revealed that Bailey was northbound on Interstate 55 in a 2002 Jeep Liberty. For reasons still under investigation, the Jeep Liberty traveled off of the roadway to the right. After leaving the roadway, the Jeep Liberty impacted a tree on the driver’s side.

Bailey was not properly restrained and sustained severe injuries during the crash. She was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.