Chalmette man dies in single-vehicle crash

Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Filed under: News Releases

Kerry G. Lemoine of Chalmette, 53, was killed early Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana 46 near Pelitere Drive in Chalmette. which was investigated by Louisiana State Police.

Preliminary investigation revealed Lemoine was driving a 1997 Ford truck west on LA 46 and, for reasons under investigation, veered off the road and struck a utility pole. Lemoine was transported to St. Bernard Parish Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Speed, weather and impairment are not considered factors however, toxicology results are pending an autopsy. Lemoine was not restrained at the time of the crash.

Troopers would like to remind motorists that proper seat belt usage is required by Louisiana law for all occupants of a vehicle. The primary purpose of a seat belt is to keep the occupant in the seating position, preventing ejection.

A seat belt also protects the internal organs, brain and spinal cord by spreading the crash forces across the strongest bones in the body and allowing the body to decelerate at a slower rate. Please ensure that all occupants are properly buckled, this will limit injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash.