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Vehicle crash claims life of man in a wheelchair crossing highway in Slidell

Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 3:40 PM CDT
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SLIDELL, La. (WVUE) - A vehicle crash in Slidell, claims the life of a man attempting to cross a highway in Slidell early Friday (April 22) morning.

Just after midnight, Louisiana State Police responded to a fatal crash on US 11 near Oak Harbor Blvd. According to reports, a 2014 Nissan Altima was traveling northbound on US 11 at the same the man was attempting to cross the travel lanes.

As the wheelchair entered the lane, the Nissan struck the man. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died upon arrival.

Reports say the driver of the Altima was not injured in the crash and he was properly restrained. There is no suspicion of impairment involved with both parties.

The crash is still under further investigation.

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