Sheriff Craig Webre reported 32-year-old Amanda Galliano of Cut Off died as a result of a single-vehicle crash on East 47th Street after she was pinned between a pickup truck and a tree near her residence. The crash occurred just before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19.
Through investigation, deputies learned Galliano was assisting a male relative in parking a boat and trailer. The relative, who was driving a pickup truck, began backing the boat and trailer underneath a carport. At one point, the relative exited the truck to check the placement of the boat and trailer, then re-entered the truck and began driving forward with the truck door ajar. At one point, he fell out of the truck which continued moving forward. Galliano ran toward the driver’s side of the truck in an attempt to gain control of the vehicle, but the truck continued forward and struck a tree, pinning her between the tree and the truck near the driver’s side door. The relative attempted to free Galliano, but he was unable to do so and called 911. LPSO deputies and Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C responded to the scene, along with EMTs and members of Lafourche Parish Fire District #3, and they found the victim unresponsive. Firefighters were able to cut the tree in order to free Galliano, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol and drug impairment are not suspected to be a factor, and no charges are expected in this incident.