Last Saturday night, a car accident on Interstate 10 at the U.S. 190 overpass in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, killed the 23-year-old male driver.
The man was driving a 2009 Smart SRS car traveling east on I-10 when his vehicle drifted to the left and struck the guardrail on the 190 overpass.
After hitting the guardrail, his car drove on the left shoulder for approximately 125 feet before crossing the center median and striking the guardrail in the westbound lane. The vehicle then flipped several times and landed in the westbound lane of I-10 when a 2011 Hyundai SUV collided with it. The female Hyundai driver was seat belted and suffered only minor injuries in the collision. The vehicle accident occurred around 10:30 p.m.
The victim was also wearing a seatbelt, but Louisiana State Police suspect alcohol was a factor. He later died from his injuries at Ochsner Northshore Medical Center. Authorities do not suspect the Hyundai driver consumed alcohol. Investigators obtained blood samples from both drivers, which the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is analyzing.