19-year-old dies in I-12 crash near Lacombe
Press Release from Louisiana State Police:
Lacombe – On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, shortly after 5:00 pm, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash on I-12 eastbound, just east of LA 434 in St. Tammany Parish.
The crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Mckenzie Ticker of Chalmette, LA.
The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that Ticker was driving a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon west on I-12. For reasons still under investigation, she traveled across the grassy median and under the cable median barrier. The Hyundai then entered the eastbound lanes of I-12 and impacted a 2012 Kenworth 18-wheeler.
Ticker died on scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. She was properly restrained and impairment is not suspected to be a factor. As part of the ongoing investigation, a blood sample was taken from Ticker for scientific analysis.
The crash remains under investigation.