Saturay night (November 25, 2017), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a fatal hit and run crash on US 190 in Slidell that claimed the life of Calvin Lefort, Jr. (59) of Slidell. A fluid trail from the suspect vehicle would ultimately lead to the arrest of Larry Dean Kellett (48) of Slidell.
Troopers determined that Lefort was riding a bicycle westbound on US 190 and was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by Kellett. The impact caused Lefort to become lodged in the windshield of Kellett’s van. Following the crash, Kellett stopped his vehicle on the shoulder, removed Lefort from the windshield, dumped his body near the ditch, and then fled the scene. A passerby later observed Lefort’s body and called 911. Lefort was transported Slidell Memorial Hospital where he died.
Troopers further determined that the suspect vehicle was dripping fluid after the crash and followed the fluid trail to the residence of Kellett’s girlfriend, where Kellett and his van were both located. Kellett admitted his involvement in the crash. Kellett was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for Negligent Homicide, Felony Hit-and-Run, and Driving Under Suspension.