Avery Natal Car Accident: LSU student killed in St. Tammany Parish Crash on Friday morning.
Authorities have identified the deceased victim in a fatal two-vehicle crash on Interstate 12 near of LA Hwy 1077 in St. Tammany Parish on Friday as 19-year-old Avery Natal of Slidell.
According to Louisiana State Police, Troopers from Troop L began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 12 near of LA Hwy 1077 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Avery Natal of Slidell at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022.
Preliminary investigations revealed the crash occurred as Natal was eastbound, in the left lane, on Interstate 12 in a 2020 Hyundai Elantra. At the same time, a 2017 Freightliner tractor trailer was eastbound, in the right lane, on Interstate 12, police said. For unknown reasons still under investigation, the Hyundai traveled into the right lane and struck the rear of the Freightliner’s trailer. After striking the Freightliner, the Hyundai traveled off of the roadway to the right and into the tree line.
Natal sustained sustained severe injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the Freightliner was properly restrained and was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation.