Driver dies in single-vehicle crash Friday on I-12
Press Release from Louisiana State Police:
LACOMBE---On Friday, October 11, 2019 at approximately 10:34 AM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a serious injury crash involving one vehicle on Interstate 12 approximately 2 miles west of LA 434 in St. Tammany Parish.
The crash has claimed the life of 67-year-old Michael Breithoff of Covington.
The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Breithoff was driving a Toyota Prius west on Interstate 12 in the left lane. For reasons still under investigation, Breithoff’s vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right and impacted a tree.
Despite being properly restrained, Breithoff sustained severe injuries in the crash. He was transported to an area hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. As part of the investigation, blood samples were collected for scientific analysis. The investigation remains ongoing as Troopers review the evidence.