An 84-year-old mayor operating for reelection in Melville, La. was killed on election day, in response to CBS Information.
Velma Hendrix died on Tuesday after being concerned in a automotive accident. Hendrix was using within the backseat of a 2008 Acura with three others when it was hit by a 2015 Ram 2500 pickup truck on the passenger’s aspect, in response to the Louisiana State Police. The accident occurred on U.S. Freeway 190 close to Louisiana Freeway 741 at roughly 11 a.m. on Nov. 8. The motive force of the pickup truck reportedly did not yield at an intersection.
The mayor was not sporting a seatbelt and was taken to the emergency room in important situation. Nevertheless, she finally handed away as a consequence of her accidents. Three different passengers have been additionally taken to the hospital with “average to important accidents.”
The motive force of the pickup truck was given a sobriety take a look at however was not discovered to be below the affect on the time of the accident. He was cited for not sporting a seat belt and for failure to yield to a cease signal.
“It’s simply great, I’m blessed,” stated Hendrix. “I thank god for being right here 75 years, and I’ve been effectively taught and I’m making an attempt to show the younger ones now. Thanks, thanks, thanks. And God bless every considered one of you.”
In response to the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Courtroom, qualifying for the mayoral race can be reopened till Nov. 14. The election for mayor can be held on Dec. 10 and if nobody else qualifies earlier than Nov. 14, Sheila Londerno, who received 52 % of the votes, can be declared the brand new mayor.