FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: February 18, 2010
Traffic crash fatality
- On Wednesday, February 17, 2010, the Kenner Police Department
investigated a traffic crash fatality that occurred in the 100
block of West Airline Highway,
at the Kenner Corp. limit and St. Charles Parish line.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., Wednesday,
February 17, 2010, the Kenner Police Department responded to a
single vehicle crash.
A preliminary investigation revealed
the driver, identified as Manuel Lee Prater, 49, of Pine Bluff,
Arkansas, was driving a 2004 Dodge SQ3 dually pickup westbound
in the left lane.
reasons, the vehicle traveled into the eastbound lane where it
left the roadway at the entrance of 181 West Airline Highway.
After striking a curb, the vehicle continued over a levee
embankment, though a chain link fence and came to a stop after
striking a steel barrier.
Prater was pronounced dead on scene.
Prater was not wearing a seat belt
at the time of the traffic crash.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504)
Officer Gerald Miller is in charge of the