Prairieville father of two killed in Livingston double fatal crash

PRAIRIEVILLE — A 28-year-old father of two boys died after the driver of an oncoming car crossed the center line, according to Louisiana State Police troopers.

Kenneth M. Broussard II, 28, of Prairieville, died just after 12 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 on Hwy. 16 near Bailey Lane in Livingston Parish. The driver of an oncoming car crashed head-on into Broussard’s car. Broussard was buckled properly but did not survive his injuries. The driver of that oncoming car has multiple broken bones and in a hospital. His passenger in the car, Abigail Wheat, 22, of Watson, also died in the crash.

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The name of the driver of the oncoming car has not been released at this time. Toxicology samples were taken but no further details have been released at this time.

Kenny Broussard was ‘adventurous and fearless’

Loves ones called him ‘Kenny.’ The 28-year-old grew up in Prairieville near Fred’s on the River and graduated St. Amant High School in 2014. He had recently moved to Denham Springs. The night of the crash, his mother Bridget Broussard tells UWK that her son was headed to a friend’s house.

“He did anything and everything he could for the people he loved. He was a devoted father. He loved his kids more than anything in the world,” said Broussard.

Kenny Broussard had two boys he leaves behind, ages 3 and 10.

He was a carpenter but also worked as a handyman to extra money. His mom added that he was a hard worker and ‘jack-of-all-trades.’

“Kenny was my wild child from the day he started walking until the day he passed away. He was a prankster,” said Broussard. “My favorite memory is the pranks we played on each other. He put a live alligator in the bathtub one time for me to find when I woke up. He also put one of those snakes that grows 20 times the size when they are in water. He put one in the toilet and tied a string to the head of it. He attached it to the lid of the toilet and then closed it. He left it waiting to get me but got his pawpaw instead.”

Now, his mother is left planning her son’s funeral after she’s already been through an extremely tough last few months.

“My middle child was in a car accident and then my granddaughter had a liver transplant and now my oldest is dead all within six months. It’s not fair. I don’t know how we are going to pay for it but we are going to figure it out,” said Broussard.

Anyone wishing to help the family with funeral costs can donate here.

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