SLIDELL — State Police say one person was killed in a one-car accident on Interstate 12 in Slidell.
The crash happened around 3 a.m. Monday near the Northshore Blvd.-Airport Road Exit.
Trooper Nick Manale said a car driven by 32-year-old Cassidy Thompson, of Amite, ran off the highway and struck a large tree. A passenger in the back seat, 39-year-old Jader Givines, of Hammond, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Thompson was transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail and booked on charges of careless operation, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and negligent homicide.