Officials said the 33-year-old woman drove a blue Chevrolet Impala north on US 23 at around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2.
Sometime when she was in north of Sterns Road Whiteford ParishThe woman drove west from the road into the median, police said.
The Impala continued north and crashed into a traffic block above the Ottawa Lake Outlet, according to authorities. The car drove through the barrier and plunged 24 feet into the water outlet, MPs said.
Officials took the woman to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Police said the woman was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. It is not known if there were other factors behind the crash.
Monroe County MPs are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 734-240-7756.
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