Former Louisiana state senator killed in Livingston Parish crash

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LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) — A former Louisiana state senator was killed following a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Livingston Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.

Former state Sen. Huelette “Clo” Fontenot, 58, of Denham Springs, died after the crash, which happened just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday on LA Highway 63.

State troopers say Fontenot, driving northbound in a 2013 Honda Civic, failed to yield before turning left. Fontenot’s vehicle turned into the path of a 2013 Lexus E35, which struck the Honda on its passenger side door.

Fontenot was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained serious injuries, according to Louisiana State Police. He was transported to a local hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Lexus were properly restrained and sustained minor injuries.

Fontenot served 12 years in the state Legislature, leaving in 2007 to spend more time on his job at ExxonMobil. Current Sen. Dale Erdey succeeded him in 2008.

Investigators are awaiting toxicology reports from both drivers involved.

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