Engine ejected nearly 40-feet in fatal Covington crash

Published: Mar. 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2015 at 4:11 PM CST
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Source: St. Tammany Fire District 12
Source: St. Tammany Fire District 12

COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - Officers say that a vehicle's engine was ejected nearly 40 feet in a fatal accident in Covington, Louisiana.

Lloyd Giddens, 27, was pronounced dead on Friday morning following the crash on La. 25 northbound. The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. at mile post 1.2 in Covington.

State troopers say that Giddens was traveling at a very high rate of speed when the accident occurred. An investigation revealed that his vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway. He over-corrected to the right and lost control, officers say.

His 2011 Infiniti M37 rolled and struck two large trees. Firefighters arriving on the scene had to remove the roof of the vehicle to gain access.

Giddens was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle's engine was found nearly 40-feet from the car, according to the St. Tammany Fire Department.

Troopers say that Giddens was properly restrained. However, officers say impairment is suspected and toxicological samples were collected for analysis.

The results are pending as the crash remains under investigation.

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