The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred late Saturday night (December 16, 2017) in the Natchez Trace subdivision near Covington. The crash claimed the life of Samuel Collins (36) of Ponchatoula.
STPSO reports that Collins' vehicle exited the roadway, struck a tree, and became engulfed in flames.Prior to the vehicle catching fire, good Samaritans had pulled the driver from the vehicle and attempted to render aid.
Acadian Ambulance transported Collins to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Fire District 2 also responded to the scene.
Speed and alcohol use are believed to be factors in the crash.