State Police Identify Victims from Tuesday’s Fatal Crash in Mandeville

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MANDEVILLE, La. (WGNO) – Louisiana State Police say two people were killed in head on collision early Tuesday evening in Mandeville.

Initial investigations revealed a Ford SUV was traveling southbound on Highway 190 when the driver veered into the right lane side swiping a jeep before drifting over into the northbound lanes of the highway.  There state police say the Ford drove for about half a mile before colliding with a car killing both drivers instantly.

Police say 54- year-old Gordon Johnson of Covington was driving a Ford Edge.  63-year-old Corinne Talbert of Madisonville was driving a Toyota Avalon.

After the head-on collision the Ford flipped into the air and hit a Toyota Tundra and a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling in the northbound lane.  Both driver received minor injuries.

Police have identified those drivers as 46-year-old Adrien Deynoodt and 27-year-old Jose Martinez both from Covington.

Deynoodt and Martinez voluntarily submitted to breath tests. Police say no alcohol was found.

Blood samples were collected from Johnson and Talbert and a toxicological analyses could be performed.

The crash remains under investigation.

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