Single-vehicle crash claims life of Ponchatoula driver
POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 10:34am
PONCHATOULA, LA — A 19-year-old woman has died after she struck a tree with her vehicle.
Shortly after 11:00 a.m. on September 4, State Troopers began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on I-12 approximately two miles east of the St. Tammany / Tangipahoa Parish line.
The crash occurred as Hailey Nagim was traveling east when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway to the left into the grass median.
As the vehicle left the paved roadway, Nagim overcorrected to the right and then back to the left, causing the SUV to continue further into the median and strike a tree on its driver’s side.
Nagim was airlifted from the scene to the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans where she was pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. She was properly restrained at the time of the crash and impairment is not suspected to be a factor.