On Thursday, June 03, shortly after 1:30 AM, State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash at the I-10/I-12 Split in St. Tammany.
The crash claimed the life of 33-year-old Megan Smith of Houston.
The initial investigation revealed that Smith was traveling eastbound on I-12 approaching the intersection of I-10 in a 2015 Nissan Altima. For reasons still under investigation, the Altima traveled off the left side of the roadway and down an embankment. The Altima then struck and rolled over the I-10 westbound guardrail before coming to rest in the I-10 westbound travel lanes.
Smith was properly restrained but sustained fatal injuries during the crash. She was pronounced deceased on the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor, however, as part of the ongoing investigation, a blood sample was taken from Smith for scientific analysis.
The crash remains under investigation.