On Sept. 24 around 6:10 a.m., NPD officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of University Parkway in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash.
The initial investigation revealed a 2001 Toyota Avalon, driven by Judy Sowell, was travelling westbound on University Parkway. For reasons still under investigation, her vehicle exited the roadway and overturned.
Sowell was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of her injuries.
Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for the analysis. The crash remains under investigation.