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April 15, 2024

Acadia Parish, LA – Derrell W. Smith, Jr., Kelsie Murphy, & Sadie Fontenot Killed in I-10 Truck Crash

April 15, 2024

Acadia Parish, LA (April 10, 2021) – An auto accident reported in the Acadia Parish area claimed the lives of several people on Saturday morning, according to local news sources. On April 8, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on Interstate 10.

Reports from authorities show that a head-on collision between two vehicles took place on Interstate 10. After the collision, one of the vehicles continued forward and struck a Ford F-250 and a semi-truck.

Three people involved in the crash lost their life due to their injuries. These victims have been identified as 24-year-old Kelsie Murphy of Crowley, 27-year-old Derrell W. Smith, Jr. of Lake Charles, and 25-year-old Sadie Fontenot from Eunice.

At this time, the Louisiana State Police is investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Derrell W. Smith, Jr., Kelsie Murphy, and Sadie Fontenot.

Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana

Acadia Parish, LA - Derrell W. Smith, Jr., Kelsie Murphy, & Sadie Fontenot Killed in I-10 Truck CrashEvery year, more than 655 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Louisiana. Although we like to believe that other motorists have our best interest in mind, this is far from true. Fatal collisions have an overwhelming impact on families. Not only are families forced to deal with the mental and emotional pain and suffering of losing a loved one, but they often face overwhelming financial burdens from funeral costs, burial expenses, and the loss of income. Although we can take proactive steps to ensure others sharing the roads with us are safe, there is no guarantee that other motorists will take our well-being into consideration. As a result, many people end up injured or lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others. When victims are fatally injured in accidents, due to the negligent or reckless actions of others, their family should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible. Families may have an array of legal options available to help them recover.

Working with a responsive, knowledgeable, and aggressive legal team can help to ensure families are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the well-being of our clients. When families lose loved ones in accidents, we strive to provide them with the best chances of holding wrongdoers accountable and getting the justice they deserve. It is important that you have a team by your side that is committed to guiding and assisting you every step of the way. Our car accident attorneys in Louisiana are truly concerned about our clients. For this reason, we work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a car accident, reach out to our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana at your earliest convenience. By calling our team at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, we can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore the legal options available to you.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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