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October 06, 2020

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-12

Slidell – On Monday, October 5, 2020, just after 10:30 pm, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash on I-12 westbound east of US 11 in St. Tammany Parish.  The crash claimed the life of 52-year-old Ada Jones of Slidell.

Jones was located on the right shoulder of I-12 with fatal injuries consistent with a vehicle impact.  She was pronounced deceased on the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office.  Jones had been reported as a missing person hours prior to the crash.  Impairment is an unknown factor but as part of the ongoing investigation, a blood sample was collected from Jones for scientific analysis.

The crash remains under investigation and little vehicle evidence was located on the scene.  If you have information related to the crash or can help identify the vehicle involved, contact Louisiana State Police Troop L at (985) 893-6250.

Troopers urge pedestrians to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help prevent many pedestrian-related crashes. Furthermore, Louisiana law prohibits pedestrians on the Interstate system.  Troopers would also like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that making good choices, such as never driving while impaired and ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, can often be key to preventing and surviving serious crashes.

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