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New Orleans, LA - Driver Killed, Passenger Injured After Crash In Stolen Car On LA-21

New Orleans, LA – Driver Killed, Passenger Injured After Crash In Stolen Car On LA-21

New Orleans, LA (July 27, 2019) – Reports from the Louisiana State Police claim that the driver of a stolen car was killed after leaving the roadway. The incident took place on Friday, July 26th, in the early morning at around 4:45 a.m. 

The crash happened in the New Orleans area on LA-21 at the intersection with Lavinghouse Rd. 

Local officials have identified the deceased as 42-year-old Lionel Harris Jr., who was driving a stolen 2014 Ford Fusion northbound on LA-21. Harris was speeding when he attempted to navigate a curve in the roadway, causing the vehicle to veer off the left side of the road and crash into a ditch. 

Responding paramedics declared Harris dead at the scene. His passenger, 44-year-old Tammy Cowart of Mississippi, sustained injuries and was taken to a local medical facility. 

It is believed that Harris was intoxicated at the time of the crash, and toxicology tests are pending. 

Cowart was taken into custody after leaving the hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lionel Harris Jr. at this time.

Single Vehicle Crashes in Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Driver Killed, Passenger Injured After Crash In Stolen Car On LA-21Single vehicle accidents usually involve a driver that has taken his or her attention of the roadway.

This can cause the vehicle to strike a pole or leave the roadway.

Depending on the speed of the car at the time of the accident, these incidents can result in serious injuries to those involved. 

Fisher Injury Lawyers’ team of experienced Baton Rouge car crash attorneys have helped countless clients recover settlements worthy of their damages. If you have been injured due to a reckless driver, call us today at 225-766-1234.

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