The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that Harris was driving a stolen 2014 Ford Fusion northbound on LA 21 at a high rate of speed. Harris failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, causing the vehicle to exit the left side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle crashed into a ditch embankment. Harris sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
The front seat passenger, 44-year-old Tammy R. Cowart of Saucier, MS., sustained moderate injury and was transported to an area hospital. Troopers obtained an arrest warrant on Cowart for Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. She will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail pending her release. This crash remains under investigation, and additional charges may be pending.