KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Brian McGregor
Kenner Police investigating fatality crash on I-10
- The Kenner Police Department is presently investigating a
fatality crash that occurred in the 300 block of the I-10 Eastbound in
approximately 11:48 a.m., the Kenner Police Department received numerous
9-1-1 calls reporting a traffic crash on the I-10 (Eastbound) at the
Loyola Drive exit, involving a white Ford Focus and a motorcycle.
Upon officers’ arrival, witnesses advised that the 2014 Ford
Focus, driven by a 68 year old male from Hammond, Louisiana, appeared to
be exiting Loyola Drive, when he merged back into the right lane into
the path of an eastbound motorcyclist who was operating a 2006 Harley
Davidson. The driver of the
Harley Davidson identified as Edwin L. Fortier III, 52, of Metairie
struck the rear of the Ford Focus.
the result of the crash; Fortier was fatality injured.
His death was pronounced on scene.
Fortier was wearing a helmet which was not DOT certified.
impairment concerning the driver of the Ford Focus does not appear to be
a factor in this fatality crash.
The driver passed an intoxilyzer test given.
the present time no criminal charges has been filed.
The investigation once complete will be forwarded to the
Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office for review.
Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone who may have witnessed this
fatality crash to call Kenner Police Traffic Investigator Jacob Tolpi at
Police Department website: