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Head on crash kills Kenner man in St. John the Baptist Parish

LAPLACE – At approximately 4:40 pm,  Saturday evening, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a fatality crash involving three vehicles on US 51 at Woodland Drive in St John the Baptist Parish. The crash took the life of 66-year-old Eliseo Randolfo Jordan of Kenner.

The preliminary investigation revealed Jordan was traveling southbound on US 51 near Woodland Drive in a 2016 Nissan Pathfinder. At the same time, a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by 20-year-old Kristopher Dillon of Reserve was traveling northbound on US 51. For reasons still under investigation, the Chevrolet crossed the center line into oncoming southbound traffic. The Chevrolet struck the Nissan head on. The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to strike a third vehicle, a 2003 Honda Civic, which sustained minor to moderate damage. Jordan sustained severe injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. Dillon received moderate injuries for which he is being treated for at a local hospital. The driver of the third vehicle was properly restrained and is currently being treated for minor injuries. Impairment on the part of Dillon is unknown however standard toxicology samples were taken and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for further analysis. This crash remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Troopers wish to remind motorists to always make good decisions while in a motor vehicle. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted, always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, and follow all traffic laws. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.