A two-vehicle crash involving four individuals occurred last Sunday in Crown Point. Two were injured, one of whom, Susan Tiano, 71 of Lexington, Massachusetts, was later pronounced dead at University Medical Center in New Orleans, according to reports.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Bataria Boulevard and Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway at 5 p.m. January 9, 2015. According to the investigating officers, Tiano was a passenger in a 2015 Nissan Versa driven by Anton Becker, 75 of Newport, Massachusetts. The Versa was driving southbound on Bataria, when, after turning left and disregarding a stop sign, it collided with a 2004 Nissan Titan driven by a Marrero man.
The two occupants of the Titan as well as Marrero were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. Tiano, who suffered injuries significantly more severe was brought to University Medical Center by paramedics.
Becker and Taino were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to State Police, while the Titan driver and passenger were not.
Becker volunteered to take a blood sample test, but authorities do not believe he was impaired at the time of the crash. Results of the test, as well as criminal charges, are pending as the incident is still being investigated.
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