Early Wednesday morning (January 10, 2018), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on LA 22 at the intersection of LA 1085 in Madisonville. The crash has claimed the life of Nathan Matthew Kiern (16) of Madisonville.
Troopers determined that Kiern was driving southbound on LA 1085, came to a stop at the intersection of LA 22, and turned left onto LA 22 directly into the path of a vehicle driven by Lauren Scherer McNeil (29) of Madisonville. The front of McNeill’s vehicle crashed into the driver’s side door of Kiern’s vehicle. Despite being properly restrained, Kiern was severely injured in the crash.
Kiern was transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital by Acadian Ambulance in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries shortly after his arrival. McNeill was transported to North Oaks Health Systems, where she was treated for minor injuries.