Slidell, Louisiana – Fatal Crash on I-10 Claims Mississippi Man
Posted on February 21, 2011 by admin
Mississippi Man succumbs to Injuries following I-10 Crash
Slidell – Last night at 10:25 pm, Louisiana State Police Troop L investigated a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at the U.S. 190 overpass in St. Tammany Parish.
The crash occurred as a 2009 Smart SRS car was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 when, for unknown reasons, it drifted to the left impacting the eastbound guardrail on the U.S. 190 overpass. The Smart car then continued east on the left shoulder for approximately 125 feet before crossing the center median and impacting the westbound lane’s guardrail causing it to overturn and flip several times. As the Smart car came to rest across the westbound lanes of Interstate 10, it was impacted by a 2011 Hyundai SUV traveling westbound in the center lane.
The driver of the Smart car, J*** L*** (W/M age 23) of P***, MS, was transported to the Ochsner Northshore Medical Center with serious injuries. On February 20, 2011, Troop L was notified by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office that L*** had been pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. L*** was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and alcohol use is suspected to be a factor.
The driver of the 2011 Hyundai, S*** C*** of N***, LA, received minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Slidell Memorial Hospital. C*** was wearing her seatbelt and alcohol use is not suspected.
A blood sample from both drivers was obtained and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
TFC Nick Manale
Public Affairs Unit Troop L
Louisiana State Police
Office: (985) 893-6250