Unrestrained Motorist Killed in West Carroll Parish Crash

Oak Grove – On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash which occurred on Louisiana Highway 2 west of Louisiana Highway 587.  This crash claimed the life of 79-year-old Wanda C. Kennedy. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Kennedy was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 2 in a 2004 Toyota Tacoma.  For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree.  

Kennedy, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by West Carroll Parish Coroner.  Impairment is not suspected to be a factor.  Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Troopers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles.  We ask you take a couple of seconds to buckle up.  Louisiana law requires vehicle occupants to be properly restrained in all seating positions, day and night.  Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of preventable death in motor vehicle crashes.

Troop F has investigated 2 fatal crashes resulting in 2 deaths in 2023.


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