ST. CHARLES PARISH, La. -- A 20-year-old woman died after being ejected from her car during a car crash on US 61 Monday. Police say she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.
According to Louisiana State Police, Angelica Matamoros died Friday night as the result of a car crash at US 61 near Ormond Boulevard.
Matamoros was driving south on US 61 around 6 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, she crossed the median and was struck by an SUV driven by 23-year-old Norman Porter according to LSP.
Police say Matamoros was ejected from her car and then struck by a pickup truck driven by 28-year-old Justin Hunter. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police don't believe any of the driver's involved were impaired at the time, but routine toxicology tests are pending.
Police noted that Matamoros was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, a precaution that could have saved her life.
"The majority of motorists who die in crashes are not wearing a seat belt. Despite this fact, some people still choose not to take the 3 seconds needed to buckle a seat belt," a release from State Police said. "Louisiana law requires motorists to wear a seat belt in every seating position, front seat and back seat, day and night. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective thing vehicle occupants can do to minimize the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Motorists are encouraged to make the smart choice and to always wear their seat belt."
Porter was taken to the hospital for treatment after sustaining "moderate injuries" in the initial crash. Hunter was unharmed.