Toneka Terry Killed; Child Injured in Dump Truck Crash on LA 3127 at LA 2313 in Vacherie, LA

January 23, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Toneka Terry
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Louisiana State Police
Vehicles Involved
Dump Truck, Semi-Truck
LA 3127 at LA 3213
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), moderate injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle reportedly failed to yield and was struck by a dump truck as it attempted to make a turn

What Happened

Louisiana State Police released the name of the driver killed in a dump truck vs semi-truck on LA 3127 at LA 3213 on January 23rd, 2019. Officials say 51-year-old Toneka Terry was killed when her vehicle reportedly failed to yield and began making a turn. A dump truck then struck the vehicle on the drivers side, killing her in the impact. An 11-year-old passenger in the vehicle was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

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