Troopers investigate fatal crash - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Elton teen killed in crash, two others critically injured


An Elton teenager died Thursday in a two-vehicle crash in Calcasieu Parish, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police, Troop D.

Authorities said the crash happened around 7 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Ward Line Road and La. 397 in southern Calcasieu.

Shelby Christine Granger, 18, a passenger in one of the vehicles, died in the crash. Two twin sisters, also from Elton, and in the same vehicle, were critically injured.

Troopers said the preliminary investigation revealed that a 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by 18-year-old Kennedy Renee Isaac, of Elton, was traveling north on Ward Line Road and failed to stop at a stop sign.  

Troopers said a 2004 Jeep, driven by 49-year-old Oralia Benoit, of Lake Charles, was traveling east on La. 397 and had the right-of-way when the Jeep she was driving struck the Nissan driven by Isaac.

Troopers said Granger was unrestrained. The twin sisters, Kennedy Renee Isaac and Kelsey Regen Isaac, were also reportedly unrestrained.

Benoit, who was wearing a seatbelt, received moderate injuries, troopers said.

Troopers said impairment on the part of Kennedy Isaac is suspected to be a factor in the crash.  

A toxicology sample was obtained from both drivers and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.  

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, troopers said.

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