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3 Kentwood residents killed in 2-vehicle crash in Tangipahoa Parish

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FLUKER, LA (WAFB) -

A two-vehicle crash on US 51 killed three people in Tangipahoa Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police. 

Troopers were called out to the scene on US 51 near Fluker, LA around 5:45 p.m. Monday. They said the driver of a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck and two passengers were killed in the crash. 

According to LSP's initial investigation, Troopers determined that 28-year-old Kaleb Collette, of Kentwood, was driving the truck southbound on U.S when traffic in front of him slowly stopped because of a vehicle stuck in private residence's driveway. 

Collette failed to stop the truck and crashed into the back of a 2015 Western Star Tractor Trailer, which was driven by 46-year-old David James, of Amite. Troopers are not sure yet why Collette did not stop.   

Troopers said that Collette and his two passengers, 27-year-old Kenneth Parnell and 27-year-old Lee Ross, both of Kentwood, were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. 

Collette, Parnell, and Ross all died from their injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office. 

Troopers said the investigation is ongoing and that blood samples were taken to the LSP Crime Lab. 

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