FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Wayne McInnis
Office: (504) 712-2234
Date: November 7, 2011
POLICE INVESTIGATING FATALITY ACCIDENT
On November 6, 2011 at 4:33 P.M. a 2001 GMC
Pickup truck was backing into a driveway in the 4200 block of
E. Loyola Drive
The victim Phillip Negri II, 43 years old of
was standing by a bench where 3 individuals were seated.
The driver of the vehicle
depressed the accelerator instead of the
brake, causing the vehicle to rapidly accelerate. The victim and
the pick-up truck were propelled thru the brick wall of the
Negri II was transported to a local where he was pronounced
seated on the bench were treated for
driver submitted to a blood test and investigators are awaiting
the results of the test, no charges have been file against the
driver at this time.
Traffic Officer G. Miller is in charge of the investigation.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning
this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504)
712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.