Published: 07-09-2023 | Category: Troop L
TROOP L NEWS RELEASE
July 9, 2023
Driver Killed in St. Tammany Parish Crash
Covington – Yesterday afternoon, shortly before 3:15 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a three vehicle crash on Interstate 12 near LA Hwy 1077 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash claimed the life of 37-year-old Silver Angel of St. Petersburg, Florida.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as a 2007 Jeep Liberty was westbound on Interstate 12 in the right lane. At the same time, a 2022 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Angel, was westbound on Interstate 12 in the left lane. For reasons still under investigation, the Jeep traveled into the left lane and impacted the Volkswagen. After initial impact, the Volkswagen traveled out of the travel lanes and impacted a 2023 International 18-wheeler parked on the right shoulder. The Jeep traveled off of the roadway to the left and impacted the cable barrier.
Despite being properly restrained, Angel sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Angel was pronounced deceased on the scene. The drivers of the Jeep and the International were properly restrained and both were uninjured. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. Routine toxicology samples were obtained from all drivers involved for analysis. Charges are pending and this crash remains under investigation.
Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive impaired, fatigued or distracted, follow all traffic laws and always ensure every occupant is properly restrained. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.
TFC William Huggins
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (985) 893-6250