A single-vehicle wreck on Gahagan Road in Lincoln Parish, LA, early Saturday killed the driver.
The preliminary Louisiana State Police investigation showed that just before 4 a.m., a Jeep Laredo, driven by Jasmine Goldsmith, 33, was traveling north on Gahagan Road, approaching the intersection with U.S. 80.
For reasons still under investigation, Goldsmith failed to yield at the intersection’s stop sign. Goldsmith’s vehicle traveled across the travel lanes of U.S. 80 and off the highway, where it struck a large tree. After impact with the tree, the vehicle caught fire and became engulfed in flames.
Two passengers inside the vehicle were able to exit and were transported to a hospital with serious injuries. Goldsmith was trapped in the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.