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Yoland Simmons, Keland Simmons, Rachel Lehmann, and Elmer J. Laporte killed in collision involving semi trucks on Interstate 12 in Covington, Louisiana

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:22pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018

The crash, which involved two 18-wheelers and multiple vehicles, occurred Saturday afternoon on I-12 at Highway 21. 

At least 4 dead after crash in Louisiana involved two semitrailers, cars

One truck was carrying avocados and another lemon juice. They said the wreck occurred on a bridge and involved other cars.

18-wheeler triggered fiery I-12 crash; 3 of 4 victims identified: State Police

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, the 18-wheeler approached congestion on I-12 east at Louisiana south of Covington. For unknown reasons, the truck failed to stop and started a chain reaction crash with nine other vehicles.

Last victim in deadly I-12 crash in St. Tammany ID'd

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Officer said the agency used its in-house DNA lab to identify Elmer J. Laporte of Edinsburg, Texas.

'I don't want their deaths to be in vain.' Family, friends remember I-12 crash victims

In the days following the crash, I-12 safety became a focus in St. Tammany, with some residents and elected officials renewing efforts to start a much-anticipated expansion of the highway through the Covington area - including the very spot where the crash occurred.

People Involved: 
Yoland Simmons
Keland Simmons
Rachel Lehmann
Elmer J. Laporte
Roadway: 
Interstate 12

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