SLIDELL, La. – A 38-year-old man was killed when his car overturned several times on the interstate due to a collision in St. Tammany Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police.
Around 7 a.m. on Saturday, Bobby Lott Jr. of Houma lost control of his 2007 Ford Mustang when he was traveling west on I-10 one mile east of the I-10, I-12 and I-59 junction.
After driving off the roadway for about 300 feet, he overcorrected his car and hit the rear of a 2009 Ford Fusion upon reentry, police said.
Joseph Butler Jr., 30, of Gulfport was driving the Fusion with Janelle Butler, 34, in the passenger seat.
Both vehicles overturned several times and came to a rest off the north side of the interstate, police said.
Lott received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office. The Butlers received minor to moderate injuries in the crash and were transported to the hospital.
All three were properly restrained and alcohol use is not suspected, police said.
Troopers urged the public to remain vigilant while driving, never drive while fatigued, and avoid distracting activities, especially the temptations of electronic devices that can substantially divert a driver’s attention away from the road.