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February 24, 2024

Assumption Parish, LA – Kerry Howard Killed, One Airlifted in Two-Car Accident on LA-308

February 24, 2024

Assumption Parish, LA (July 31, 2021) – On Friday, July 30th, at about 11:00 a.m., troopers with the Louisiana State Police were notified of a fatal two-vehicle collision on Louisiana Highway 308 approximately two miles south of Louisiana Highway 943 in Assumption Parish. 

The deceased has since been identified as 32-year-old Kerry Howard, a resident of Thibodaux.

Troopers learned that Howard was driving northbound on State highway 308 in a 1993 Chevrolet Caprice. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the Caprice veered off the righthand side of the highway at a sharp bend in the road. Howard overcorrected in response and swerved over the centerline, directly into the path of a southbound 2017 Nissan Maxima. In spite of the Nissan driver’s attempts to avoid a collision, he was hit head-on by the Chevrolet.

Howard endured fatal injuries during the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Assumption Parish Coroner’s Office.

The driver of the Nissan sustained serious injuries and was airlifted by Acadian Air Med to a hospital in the Baton Rouge area.

A toxicology sample was obtained from each of the drivers and will be submitted for analysis. 

This accident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Kerry Howard, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Assumption Parish

7.31 Assumption Parish, LA - Kerry Howard Killed, One Airlifted in Two-Car Accident on LA-308

Head-on car crashes are violent. They often end with those who survive them enduring catastrophic injuries and often unexpectedly end victim’s lives. Wrong-way accidents generally occur when a driver loses control of their vehicle, which can be caused by speeding, driver distraction, and driver intoxication.

Working with a legal team that is thoughtful as well as aggressive will give you your best chance at obtaining full and fair financial compensation for your damages.  

When a person is harmed in a car crash brought on by another driver’s negligence, they will have legal avenues open to them. By seeking the legal counsel of a Louisiana personal injury attorney, victims can learn about the various legal avenues they may wish to pursue.  

When a driver heads into traffic coming from the other direction, the chances of a deadly head-on crash are very high. These kinds of accidents are usually far more serious than other forms of two-car crashes. Accident data indicates that these wrong-way collisions have a 60% mortality rate. While these accidents only account for approximately 2% of all traffic accidents annually in Louisiana, they are responsible for around 10% of all yearly vehicular fatalities.  

The Louisiana vehicle accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in bringing irresponsible people to account. Our team works to support their clients and make sure they get the best possible legal advice. We will always answer any questions our clients have and take care of each legal complexity as it arises. 

If you would like to file a claim of personal injury following your head-on collision, it is imperative that you receive legal representation from a reliable and experienced personal injury attorney who understands all the factors involved in your crash as well as the legal subtleties that can impact your claim.

The personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law are dedicated to defending a victim’s legal rights and building the strongest claim possible in order to maximize their economic recovery. If you were injured in a road accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Louisiana by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to schedule a free evaluation of your case at your earliest convenience.

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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