Keayette Wilkens Death | Angela Wilkins Death | Jacon Wilkens Death – Authorities are investigating the fatal three-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of three people in St. James Parish. The crash happened on US Hwy 61 south of Interstate 10 around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, evening. 31-year-old Keayette Wilkens, 52-year-old Angela Wilkins, and 10-month-old Jacon Wilkens, all of LaPlace, died in the crash.
The Preliminary investigations show that Keayette was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze on US Hwy 61 north. A 2021 Kia Telluride was driving south on US Hwy 61. The Chevrolet drove off the roadway for unknown reasons, to the left, and then crossed the median. The Chevrolet entered the southbound and hit the Kia, it afterward collide with the 2008 Toyota Tacoma that was also traveling southbound.
The occupants of the Chevrolet were unrestrained in the vehicle and were ejected. They suffered severe injuries and were declared dead at the scene. The Kia and Toyota drivers were properly restrained in their vehicle, they suffered moderate injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.