November 07, 2020  |  08:33 am

Shortly before 10 p.m. Friday night, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a fatal vehicle crash in the 74000 block of Downs Avenue near Abita Springs.

A Hyundai sedan was traveling on Downs Avenue when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The sedan exited the roadway and struck a culvert. The occupants of the vehicle,  a 24-year-old Abita Springs man and a 24-year-old Franklinton woman, were both ejected from the vehicle.

The male was pronounced dead on scene, and his body was turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office. The female sustained serious injuries and was airlifted by medical personnel to an area hospital.

This crash is still under investigation; However, speed and impairment are suspected.