Fatal Accident in Calcasieu Parish

Around 9p.m., on July 6, 2012 a two vehicle crash north of Westlake on LA Highway 378 claimed the life of one man.  49-year-old Rodie Kelley of Longville was traveling west on Hudson road approaching a stop sign at Highway 378.  Kelley stopped at the stop sign then traveled forward into the path of a 2000 Ford F-350 that was traveling north on Highway 378 driven by 30-year-old Daniel Crosby of Westlake.  The Ford truck struck the driver's side of the Mazda car.  Though both drivers were wearing seatbelts, Kelley suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office.  Crosby was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.  The crash remains under investigation.

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