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Southern University senior killed in crash near campus

WWL-TV New Orleans 1/31/2023 Kenny Kuhn
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A senior at Southern University was killed in a car crash on I-110 near the university’s campus Monday night.

It happened on the interstate near Scenic Highway around 9 p.m. as WBRZ reports.

The fatal crash claimed the life of 23-year-old Reginald Elloie according to the East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office.

Southern University said Elloie was a senior from New Orleans majoring in business. Sources say he was preparing to graduate. 

On Tuesday, the university issued a statement saying:

Southern University extends condolences to the family, classmates, and friends of student Reginald Elloie, a senior from New Orleans who was majoring in business. Elloie was tragically killed in a vehicular accident Monday evening.

Southern University students who are affected by this tragedy are encouraged to reach out to the University Counseling Center at 225-771-2480 or during normal business hours. Our Holistic Behavior 24-Hour Crisis Hotline can be reached at 225-368-9602. Other resources can be found at

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