Slidell, La (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police Troop L are investigating a fatal accident on Interstate 10 at Gause Blvd.
Slidell resident 51-year-old Jay C. Ouder was hit and killed Tuesday, January 19, 2016 outside his vehicle crossing the eastbound lanes on the bridge.
Around 7:30 p.m, Ouder left rear tire and rim fell off his 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The man exited his car to search for the wheel; as he attempted to return he was struck. 51-year-old Donald K. Kirkland was driving the 2010 Mercedes-Benz 350 that hit Ouder.
The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Blood samples were taken at the scene from Ouder. Kirkland passed a voluntary breath sample for alcohol. The accident is under investigation.