A mayor of Louisiana was killed in a car accident while running for reelection.
According to the Louisiana State Police, Velma D. Hendrix, 84, was in a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday just after 11 a.m.
Officials stated that the Ram pickup truck driver in 2015 failed to yield when crossing westbound lanes on U.S. Highway 190. The truck struck the Acura’s passenger side while it was moving in a westbound lane.
Hendrix, who was in the rear passenger seat at the time of the crash, wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.
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She was in critical condition and was taken to the local hospital, but was declared dead.
According to police, the three other passengers in Acura sustained moderate to severe injuries.
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The driver of the Ram pickup truck was not wearing a seatbelt, but he wasn’t hurt. The pickup truck driver was issued a citation by police for failing to yield at a stop sign and not wearing a seatbelt. Police said that a breathalyzer test proved that the driver wasn’t impaired by alcohol.
According to FOX8, Hendrix was running for mayor of Melville when the crash occurred.
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In a Facebook post, the St. Landry Parish Clerk stated that a new election would be held on Dec. 10.