2 Pedestrians, 17 & 18-year-old, struck and killed in Jefferson Davis Parish

Published 4:15 pm Sunday, June 19, 2022

Jennings – On June 18, 2022, just before 11:15 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a crash involving two pedestrians on the I-10 South Frontage Road near N. Thibodeaux Road just west of LA Hwy 26 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The crash claimed the life of 18-year-old Kyle H. Vidrine of Lake Arthur and 17-year-old Brannon J. Adams of Jennings.
The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle became disabled while traveling east on I-10 west of Jennings. The occupants, Vidrine and Adams, exited the vehicle and were standing in the roadway of S. Frontage Road while being assisted by a family member. Shortly thereafter, the driver of a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, who was traveling west, struck Vidrine and Adams. The driver was not able to observe the pedestrians standing in the roadway due to the glare of the other vehicle’s headlights.
Vidrine and Adams sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was properly restrained and was not injured. Impairment on the part of the driver of the Jeep is not suspected.
Toxicology samples were obtained from the driver of the Jeep, Vidrine, and Adams and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Troop D has investigated 11 fatal crashes resulting in 13 deaths in 2022.