On Thursday, April 30, 2020 shortly before 7:00 AM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L
The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Kraft was driving a Saturn SL2 east on LA 16. Kraft’s vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling west head-on. Kraft received serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital. A short time later, Kraft succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Kraft’s use of a seat belt remains under investigation. The driver of the pickup truck was wearing a seat belt and was transported to an area hospital for moderate injuries.
At this time, impairment is suspected. As part of the crash investigation, blood samples were collected for scientific analysis. The investigation remains ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.