FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Wayne McInnis
Office: (504) 712-2234
Date: February 11, 2010
POLICE ARREST KENNER WOMAN IN FATAL
- Kenner Police have arrested Carol Banks, B/F, age 62, 3628
Loyola Drive, Kenner, La., for causing a
on February 10, 2010.
Based on physical
evidence and independent witnesses, investigators were able to
determine that Carol Banks was traveling a high rate of speed
westbound on I-10 in a 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis. Ms Banks
swerved from the left lane of travel into the center lane of
traffic striking a Toyota Sienna. The impact sent the
into a side slide, sending it across the median and directly
into the path of a Chevy Tahoe traveling eastbound on I-10
eastbound. Ms Banks continued westbound striking an additional
vehicle. Ms Banks exited I-10 on Loyola Drive
where she was stopped by Officers responding to the scene.
The Toyota Sienna was being driven by
Gerard Faucheux, age 42, of
The vehicles occupants were his father Nelson Faucheux, age 72,
and his mother Shirley Faucheux, age 72, also of
All three died at the scene of the crash.
Carol Banks was arrested by Investigators of the Kenner Police
Traffic Division and charged with the following:
3 counts of Negligent Homicide
1 count of Reckless Operation
2 counts of Hit & Run
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504)
Traffic Officer William Bagert is investigating this incident.