Gonzales - Officers with the City of Gonzales Police Department were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle accident at 10:57 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, on Hwy. 30 and S. Philippe St.

Gonzales - Officers with the City of Gonzales Police Department were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle accident at 10:57 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, on Hwy. 30 and S. Philippe St.

Upon arrival, they found the vehicle had veered off of the eastbound lane for unknown reasons and entered a ditch. City of Gonzales Fire Department members stabilized the vehicle so extrication could begin.

The passenger, a female, was pronounced dead by the Coroner, and the driver was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital. He is in critical condition.

The accident is currently under investigation by the City of Gonzales Police Department with Louisiana State Police assisting with the recreation of the accident.

Brenda Darrensbourg, 54, of Patti Street in Gonzales, was pronounced deceased by the Coroner. Joseph Richard Jr., 71, of Garyville, remains in critical condition.