Former La. senator killed in Livingston Parish crash

Source: Louisiana Senate archives (2004)
Source: Louisiana Senate archives (2004)(KALB)
Published: Sep. 30, 2019 at 11:34 AM CDT
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Former Sen. Heulette "Clo" Fontenot Jr., 58, was killed in a crash in Livingston Parish Sunday, Sept. 29.

Information provided by Louisiana State Police (LSP) says Fontenot was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 63 at the same time a 2013 Lexus E35 was traveling southbound on LA Hwy 63. For reasons still under investigation, Fontenot failed to yield and made a left turn into the path of the Lexus, according to LSP. His vehicle was struck on the passenger side.

Fontenot was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. The driver and passenger of the Lexus were treated for minor injuries.

A report from The Advocate newspaper says Fontenot is a former Republican lawmaker who served 12 years in the Legislature until he retired from state politics in 2007.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Senate President John A. Alario, Jr., released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our friend and colleague, ‘Clo’ Fontenot. Throughout his twelve-year tenure in the Louisiana State Legislature, he worked tirelessly for the state of Louisiana and the citizens of Livingston Parish. I was honored to serve with ‘Clo’ in the House of Representatives, where he was known for his passion for the environment and protecting the state’s most vulnerable citizens. He was a dedicated public servant who truly loved his state and community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.”

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