Louisiana Mayor Killed In Election Day Car Crash

  • Velma Hendrix, the 84-year-old incumbent Democrat mayor of Melville, La., was killed while she was up for reelection Tuesday when another vehicle was fatally her car.
  • Hendrix was riding in an Acura when a Ram pickup truck operated by Columbia, La., resident Michael Cook failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided with Hendrix’s car.
  • Cook showed no signs of intoxication and was not injured in the accident.