TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Nannette Benoit Briggs, of Lafayette, Louisiana, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday vehicle crash in Tangipahoa Parish.
Briggs, 77, the wife of Don Briggs, former President of Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Hammond Wednesday morning. Don was injured in the wreck.
According to reports, Don was operating a vehicle with his wife as his passenger, on Interstate 12, near Interstate 55 in Hammond, when the vehicle came into rear-end contact with a commercial truck around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Nannette was pronounced dead on the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
Don was transported to a local area hospital with unknown injuries.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
Geo quick facts: Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the southeast of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 121,097. The parish seat is Amite City, while the largest city is Hammond. Southeastern Louisiana University is located in Hammond – Wikipedia.