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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Larose crash claims the life of Bourg woman

Larose crash claims the life of Bourg woman

Thursday morning shortly before 7:30 a.m., Troop C investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 308 near East 7th Street in Larose. The crash took the life of 30-year old Mandy Dardar of Bourg.

Troopers’ investigation revealed the crash occurred as Dardar was traveling north on LA 308 in a 2002 Ford Taurus approaching the Larose Overpass. A 2013 GMC Yukon, driven by 56-year old Melissa Daniels of Larose, was traveling south.

For unknown reasons, Dardar’s vehicle rotated to the left and traveled across the center line directly into the path of the Yukon. As a result, the Ford Taurus was struck on its passenger side by the front end of the GMC Yukon in the southbound lane of the highway.

Dardar was not restrained at time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.

Daniels, who was properly restrained, sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Impairment is not suspected for Dardar, but standard toxicology tests are pending. Daniels submitted to a breath alcohol test and was cleared of any alcohol involvement.

While not all crashes are survivable, proper use of seat belts can greatly decrease an occupant’s chance of death and may greatly reduce the extent of injury. Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front seat and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night.