Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded late Sunday (May 28, 2017) evening to a crash on LA 60 near the intersection of LA 439 in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the life of Sherry S. Byrd (57) of Bogalusa.
Troopers determined that the crash occurred as Byrd was leaving a residence on the north side of LA 60 riding an electric mobility aid scooter. Byrd was hit by a vehicle driven by Amanda Brooke Lloyd (28) of Bogalusa. Byrd sustained severe injuries in the crash and was transported to Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, where she succumbed to her injuries. Lloyd was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was uninjured.
Lloyd provided Troopers with a voluntary breath sample, which showed no amount of alcohol present. As part of the ongoing crash investigation, blood samples were collected from Byrd. The results are pending scientific analysis. The investigation is ongoing. The investigative report will be forwarded to the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office at the conclusion of the investigation.