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AVONDALE, La. A single vehicle accident resulted in a fatality after the driver veered off the roadway and struck a tree Saturday afternoon, Jefferson Parish officers said.

Sixty-year-old Gail Grear of Avondale was traveling southbound on South Jamie before a witness said her 1998 Jeep Cherokee ran off the road, Sheriff Newell Normand said.

Authorities transported Grear to West Jefferson General Hospital where she passed away upon arrival.

Grear's injuries were minor, indicating she may have experienced some type of medical problem before the crash, physicians said. An autopsy will be conducted by the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office.

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