Woman injured in South Acadian Thruway wreck; road reopened _lowres

Advocate Staff Photo by Patrick Dennis. Baton Rouge Police officers investigate the scene of an accident at the intersection of South Acadian and Capital Heights Ave. Monday afternoon.

The woman who was involved in a two-vehicle crash on South Acadian Thruway Monday morning is still alive and is in critical condition at a hospital, a police spokesman said.

Police earlier in the day reported the woman died in the accident.

The crash occurred on South Acadian, near Capital Heights Avenue, at about 10:40 a.m., police spokesman Don Coppola Jr., said. Police suspect the crash was caused by a medical event.

Police had closed down both lanes of South Acadian between Capital Heights and Claycut for about two hours while they investigated the crash.

No further details were available.