The preliminary investigation revealed Paloade was traveling southbound on LA 39 in a 2006 Pontiac G6. For reasons still under investigation, Paloade ran off of the roadway to the right then swerved back to the left. She entered the northbound lane and struck a 2019 Jeep Cherokee that was being driven northbound on LA 39 by 46-year-old Cassandra Reddick of Braithwaite. Paloade was wearing her seat belt but suffered fatal injuries. Reddick was properly restrained and suffered minor injuries. She was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans by Plaquemines Parish EMS.
Impairment is not suspected and toxicology reports are pending for both drivers. This crash remains under investigation and there is no further information available at this time.