FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sergeant Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
The man killed in the early morning fatality is identified as Andre Isaacs, 24, of Kenner. Isaacs’; who is from Florida, had recently moved to Kenner, Louisiana in July, and was employed at the new Costco in New Orleans.
EARLIER PRESS RELEASE:
Kenner Police investigating early morning fatality
Kenner - The Kenner Police Department is presently investigating a fatality crash that occurred in the 1500 block of West Esplanade Avenue (westbound), in Kenner.
At approximately 05:15 a.m., a 2001 white Acura Integra was observed by witnesses speeding westbound on West Esplanade Avenue, in Kenner. Shortly after observing the vehicle, a crash was heard at which time officers responding to the area found that the vehicle had crashed outside the Rue Chardonnay Condominiums, located at 1500 West Esplanade Avenue. The driver, apparently lost control, went airborne, and crashed through a utility pole and fence. The driver a 24 year old male was killed, his death was pronounced on scene. A passenger, a 20 year old female was seriously injured and transported to University Hospital in New Orleans.
It should be noted that speed and driver impairment is suspected to be a factor in this crash. In addition, as the result of the downed utility pole as the result of the crash, some traffic signals in the area are not operable and some residents in the immediate area are without electricity. Entergy is on scene.
Identity of the driver has not been released; this will be done once family notifications are complete. Although the man killed resided in Kenner, the vehicle had a Florida license plate and was registered there where his family is suspected to reside.Chief Steve Caraway asks that if anyone witnessed this crash to call Kenner Police Traffic Officers / Investigators Patrick Gallagher (504) 712-2257 or Jacob Tolpi at (504) 712-2425. Both are in charge of the investigation. Kenner Police Department website: http://www.kennerpd.com