A two-vehicle crash Thursday on U.S. Hwy 165 involving a Louisiana State trooper has claimed two young lives.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, Trooper Kaleb Reeves was driving a marked State Police 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe south on U.S. Highway 165, responding to a separate crash. For reasons still under investigation, Reeves rear-ended a 2020 Kia Forte that was traveling in the same lane.
The Forte, driven by 42-year-old Kenneth Lindsey of Monroe, rotated and struck a large metal signal pole along the rear driver’s side.
Both rear-seat passengers, 11-year-old An-Janne Lindsey and 18-year-old Kajenne Lindsey, were taken to a hospital where they were later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Forte, Kenneth Lindsey, and an unnamed front-seat passenger were also taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. Both were properly restrained at the time of the crash. Trooper Reeves, also properly restrained, was not injured in the crash.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. Trooper Reeves submitted to a breath alcohol test showing no impairment. A toxicology sample was obtained from Kenneth Lindsey and submitted for analysis.
The crash is being investigated by a crash reconstructionist/supervisor with LSP.
In 2020, Troop F has investigated 34 fatal crashes resulting in 36 deaths.