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Karissa Wise, 6, and her mother Elizabeth Braddock, 32, both killed after car rolls into canal off of Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie, LA

Modified Date: 
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 5:47pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Girl dead inside SUV overturned in Metairie canal at Clearview and Veterans, JPSO says

Several witnesses jumped into the canal to try to rescue the passengers but were not able to do so.

Mother, daughter die after vehicle overturns in Metairie canal

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said the vehicle was found after it flipped over into the canal. 

Memorial placed for mother and daughter killed in SUV accident in Metairie canal

Family members and friends of deceased Elizabeth Braddock, 32, and her 6-year-old daughter, Karissa Wise, put a cross into the ground near the canal along the 4400 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard on Friday (April 17).

1 year later: Relatives honor mother, daughter killed in Metairie canal crash

Shortly after those crashes, Jefferson Parish officials began to discuss installing guardrails or some sort of barricade along the drainage canals. Most recently, the parish commissioned studies in East and West Jefferson to determine where wrecks happen most, what type of safety measures should be put in place and the potential costs.

Elizabeth Braddock, 32, was driving an SUV in which her 6-year-old daughter Carrise Wise was a passenger west on Veterans Memorial Boulevard when she for some reason veered off of the roadway and plunged the car into a canal at about 1:37pm. The car was fully upside-down and submerged in the water with both passengers still inside, and despite attempts to rescue them, Wise was pronounced dead at the scene and her mother Braddock died after being taken to a hospital.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Karissa Wise
Elizabeth Braddock

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