TWO EXTRICATED AFTER SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH

Fire District 12 personnel extricated two people from a vehicle after a crash on Hwy. 25 north of Covington this morning.

At 8:31 a.m., a caller to 911 / UniFire reported the crash on Hwy. 25 near Hunter’s Bluff. Responding units were on the scene eight minutes later and discovered the vehicle had apparently left the roadway and struck a tree.

At 8:40 a.m., firefighters initated extrication procedures. The driver was removed from the vehicle at 8:55 a.m., and the passenger at 9:27 p.m. Both were taken to St. Tammany Parish Hospital by Acadian Ambulance.

Three FD12 engines and one rescue unit responded, along with personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and State Police.

Any additional information will be provided by investigating law enforcement agencies.

“In the last few weeks, we have responded to four separate wrecks requiring extrication,” said FD12 Chief Darrell Guilott. “While all of these incidents involved some level of injury, it’s very fortunate no lives have been lost. I encourage all drivers to wear seat belts at all times, respect weather and road conditions, and obey traffic laws. We’re glad to have the equipment and training required for extrication, but we’d much rather never have to deploy it.”

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