Road Hazard Triangle
Pedestrian Killed in Mandeville Collision Identified

The Coroner’s Office in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana has identified a woman recently killed in a pedestrian accident in Mandeville. An article on the police report and the coroner’s investigation is available here.

Dr. Charles Preston, the coroner of St. Tammany Parish identified the woman killed as 37-year-old Cassandra McClain of Bogalusa, Louisiana. According to the report, Ms. McClain died of injuries suffered in the collision—including multiple blunt-force traumas to the chest, abdomen, and head.

An Investigation Underway

According to the Louisiana State Police—which is still investigating the crash—the victim was walking along Highway 190 in Mandeville when she was struck by two vehicles. At the time of the incident, she was not carrying a cellphone or any form of identification. According to another news source, the drivers of both vehicles submitted breath samples to the Louisiana State Police. Neither showed the presence of alcohol.

Public Information Identifies Victim

After discovering the victim carried no identification, the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office issued a news release asking the public to help identify the woman. The coroner later confirmed that information provided in response to that request helped to identify Ms. McClain.

Unfortunate Statistics

Pedestrian accidents are a widespread problem in the U.S. In 2014, 65,000 pedestrians were injured, and 4,884 killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. In Louisiana, 105 pedestrians were killed that same year—equal to nearly 14% of all traffic fatalities in the state.

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January 21st, 2019