Elton Teen Charged With Vehicular Homicide
In a statement released to members of the press, officials with the Louisiana State Police have provided an update on the case of 18-year Kennedy Renee Isaac of Elton, who was traveling north on Ward Line Road and failed to stop at a stop sign on May 16th of this year.
A 2004 Jeep driven by 49-year-old Oralia Benoit of Lake Charles was traveling east on LA 397 and had the right-of-way when the Jeep she was driving struck the Nissan driven by Isaac. A passenger in Isaac’s vehicle, 18-year-old Shelby Christine Granger of Elton, died as a result of the crash. Isaac and another passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Kelsey Regen Isaac of Elton, were critically injured as a result of the crash.
Benoit, who was wearing a seatbelt, received moderate injuries.
A toxicology sample taken from 18-year-old Kennedy Renee Isaac indicated that she was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Isaac’s blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was .05 percent. The legal limit for drivers under the age of 21 in Louisiana is .02 percent. A warrant was issued for Isaac’s arrest and she was given the opportunity to turn herself in.
On June 14, 2013, Isaac turned herself in at Louisiana State Police Troop D in Lake Charles. Troopers transported Isaac to the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center where she was booked for vehicular homicide, first degree vehicular negligent injuring, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to wear a seatbelt. Bond was set at $25,000.
If convicted, Isaac faces up to 35 years in prison and a fine of up to $18,025.