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Louisiana mayor up for reelection killed in car crash on Election Day hours before polls close

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Image Source: KLFY-TV video screenshot

The Democrat mayor of a small town in Louisiana, who was up for reelection, died in a car crash on Election Day hours before the polls were scheduled to close, KLFY-TV reported.

According to the Louisiana State Police, Melville Mayor Velma D. Hendrix, 84, died as a result of a crash on U.S. 190 near Port Barre, a town in St. Landry Parish roughly 33 miles northeast of Lafayette.

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