Covington man charged with vehicular homicide
From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
Following the receipt of toxicology results, Charles Juncker (age 67) of Covington was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following enhanced charges in connection with a fatal crash which occurred on November 25, 2019:
DWI First Offense
Shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday Nov. 2, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Frontage Road near Fairway Drive in the Covington area.
The preliminary investigation by STPSO deputies revealed that a 2016 Hyundai Elantra was headed southbound on West Frontage Road when for unknown reasons, the driver failed to negotiate a curve and traveled into the northbound lane, striking a 2014 Ford Explorer.
The passenger of the Hyundai Elantra, a 91-year-old woman, was transported to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries and died several hours later.
The driver of the Hyundai Elantra, Charles Juncker was issued a citation for L.R.S. 32:58 Careless Operation at the time.