Airline Highway crash claims life of 88-year-old Destrehan man

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Scene from this morning’s deadly crash

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JEFFERSON PARISH, La. – An 88-year-old Destrehan man died this morning in a crash that shut down both lines of Airline Highway.

According to State Police, the crash happened just before 11 a.m. on north Airline Highway at North Cumberland Street and claimed the life Theodore Miestchovich of Destrehan.

Investigators said Miestchovich was driving a 2002 Buick Century south on North Cumberland Street and turned onto Airline Highway.

When he turned, a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo struck Miestchovich’s vehicle, spinning it around until it struck two parked vehicles and veered over the median.

Scene from this morning’s deadly crash

Miestchovich was wearing a seat belt and pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were not wearing seat belts. They were taken to University Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Impairment is not suspected.

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