On August 17, 2022, around 4:15 pm, Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on US 61 near Evangeline Road in St. Charles Parish. James Kennedy, 52, of Sorrento, died in the crash.
The initial investigation revealed that Kennedy was driving a 2019 Hyundai Elantra north on US 61 near Evangeline Road.
Kennedy went from the left lane of US 61 north, across the center of the highway before crossing the southbound lanes of US 61 into oncoming traffic. Kennedy continued beyond the southbound lanes and traveled off the roadway before hitting a utility pole.
Kennedy, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Impairment on the part of Kennedy is not suspected, however routine toxicology results are pending.