Slidell resident killed while driving through floodwater

Slidell, La. - Louisiana State Police say a 75 year-old man was killed Thursday evening when he attempted to maneuver through flood waters on Oak Harbor Blvd.

State Police say Nicholas Wojcik was attempting to maneuver through approximately four feet of flood water on Oak Harbor Blvd. when he turned onto the I-10 eastbound onramp.  Upon entering the onramp, Wojcik traveled off the left side of the roadway and entered the ditch becoming submerged in approximately nine feet of water.

Wojcik was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office.  Wojcik was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Driver impairment is not suspected pending toxicology results.