Slidell man killed in car crash

Police now say a Slidell man was killed in a two vehicle car crash Sunday on Interstate 10, according to Louisiana State Police.

Police say the accident happened around 8:15 p.m. on I-10 westbound near the Interstate 10, 12, 59 split.  The crash claimed the life of 35-year-old Slidell resident Joseph Landon Brooks II.

The crash occurred as Brooks was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer westbound on Interstate 10 in the left lane. 

Douglas J Thibodaux, 48, of Georgia, was driving a 2016 Toyota Rav4 westbound on Interstate 10 in the right lane adjacent to Brooks’ Explorer. 

For reasons still under investigation, Brooks’ vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway onto the left shoulder.  Brooks over-corrected to the right, traveling into the path of Thibodeaux’s vehicle. The two vehicles collided and traveled off the right side of the roadway into the tree line on the north side of I-10.  

Police say Brooks was not restrained at the time of the crash.  He was pronounced deceased on-scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office.

Thibodeaux, his wife, and a juvenile passenger were all properly restrained.  They were taken to University Medical Center New Orleans where they were treated for moderate injuries. 

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