New Year’s Eve Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

A three-vehicle crash on New Year’s Eve left one dead and others injured, according to Louisiana State Police.

Jocelyn Tennart, 45 of Zachary, was traveling eastbound on West Flanacher Road in East Baton Rouge Parish around 8 p.m. last Thursday.  Simultaneously, Marion Fuller, 71, was traveling south on U.S. 61.  Tennart was driving a Saturn car while Fuller was in a Chevrolet Silverado.

For reasons yet to be determined, Tennart failed to yield at the intersection of the two roads causing her to come into the path of the Silverado.  The impact occurred on the Saturn’s driver side and Tennart, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office.

The force of the collision drove the two vehicles into the left lane of U.S. 61 southbound, where they contacted with a GMC Acadia driven by a 16-year old male.  According to authorities, the other two drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the incident and suffered moderate injuries as a result of the crash.

Police stated at it was unknown at the time if impairment was a factor in the crash and toxicology samples were taken from all drivers for analysis.

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