State Trooper Rear-Ends Vehicle, Killing Two Teens
Absolutely heartbreaking development out of Monroe today.
Last night in Ouachita Parish, a state trooper was heading to an 18-wheeler crash in Caldwell Parish. Before making it to his destination, the Trooper unfortunately rear-ended another southbound car. The state trooper involved in the crash is Kaleb Reeves, the son of State Police Superintendent, Colonel Kevin Reeves.
The accident was intense, described below by fellow trooper Michael Reichardt:
“Trooper Kaleb Reeves had rear-ended a car. After impact, the car rotated and struck the large metal signal pole right behind the driver’s side door.
Both of the rear-seat passengers of that car, which was a 2020 Kia Forte, were sent to the hospital. They later were pronounced dead.”
The victims have been identified as 11-year-old An-Janne Lindsey, and 18-year-old Kajenne Lindsey, both of Monroe. The driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Lindsey, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. He is expected to recover.
Reichardt also shared an update on the trooper involved in the accident saying he was not injured.
At this time, it's not clear whether or not trooper Reeves will be placed on administrative leave. Reichardt says, “We have the crash investigation to do first, then after that, we’ll do anything administrative that needs to be done, but right now we are focused on the crash and the death of these two young individuals.”