KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Brian McGregor
man critically injured in Monday’s crash has died
- A Metairie man who was in critical condition Monday after a
vehicle crash with a fuel truck has died.
Charles Cooper, 75, of Metairie, death was pronounced Wednesday
(May 25, 2016). Cooper
died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.
press release is below.
May 23, 2016
man in critical condition after crash with fuel truck
A 75-year-old Metairie man remains in critical condition after a crash
with a fuel truck at 23rd Street & Williams Boulevard, in
approximately 10:28 a.m., the 75-year-old male was operating a 2015 GMC
Denali. According to
witnesses the male pulled out the parking lot of Dot’s Diner onto 23rd
Street to travel eastbound.
For unknown reasons, the male accelerated and began traveling east in
the westbound lane on 23rd Street.
The Denali then disregarded a traffic control device and crashed
into a fuel truck that was traveling southbound on Williams Boulevard.
The fuel truck was owned by “Retif Oil & Fuel.”
driver of the Denali was transported to University Hospital where he
remains in critical condition.
The driver of the fuel truck was transported to a local hospital
where he is listed in stable condition.
The fuel truck was empty at the time of the crash.
Due to the crash and investigation, Williams Boulevard southbound
was closed at 23rd Street for approximately 2 hours.
traffic crash remains under investigation.
Kenner Police Traffic Officer John Terranova is in charge of the