A Denham Springs woman died Saturday at a local hospital from injuries suffered in a car crash Saturday morning on a Florida Boulevard service road at Centerpointe Thruway.
Stephanie Butterfield, 58, was killed when a woman believed to have been fleeing another accident on Shay Drive struck Butterfield’s 2013 Honda CRV, Baton Rouge police said in a news release.
Police said the driver of the other vehicle, Lea Luna-Pesina, 36, also of Denham Springs, was traveling east on Florida Boulevard side service road in a 2005 Cadillac when she struck Butterfield’s Honda. Butterfield had been driving north on Centerpointe Thruway, away from Florida Boulevard, the release states.
Butterfield, 18620 Bay Side Drive, died later at a local hospital, the release says, and Luna-Pesina, 30829 Palm St., was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Luna-Pesina was cited on hit and run and careless operation in the initial accident on Shay Drive, the release says. No counts were listed in reference to the later crash on Florida Boulevard.
Police say they suspect that alcohol and drugs were a factor for Luna-Pesina.
The fatal crash remains under investigation.