Coushatta Infant Dies in Auto Crash

RRPJ-Coushatta Infant Dies-18Jul18Tragedy struck a Coushatta family this week due to an automobile crash near Colfax. A two-month-old Coushatta infant passed away last Wednesday evening following a one-vehicle car crash. The child, Kalani Moody, will be buried this morning in Coushatta.

State Police Troop F reported the accident happened on US 71 about 7:20 am Wednesday July 11th. The report says Aaron Tillman of Leesville drove the vehicle. Passengers were Cecily Moody and their infant twins Kalani and Kingston.

Their vehicle was traveling southbound on US 71, ran off the right side of the road into a ditch then hit a tree. Kalani Moody suffered severe injuries while Tillman and Cecily Moody suffered minor injuries. Kingston Moody was not injured. All were transported to Rapides General hospital. Kalani Moody passed away later Wednesday night.

The State Police report stated that all Tillman and Cecily Moody were wearing seat belts and the two infants were properly restrained in rear-facing car seat at the time of the accident.

Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Shreveport handled arrangements. Here is the obituary from their website:

Graveside services for Infant Kalani Moody, 2 months, will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at St Paul Cemetery, Coushatta, La. Pastor Robert Moody of Holy Way Ministries Family Worship Cemetery, officiating.
Infant Moody entered into eternal rest on July 11, 2018 after an automobile accident.
She is survived by her parents; Cecily Moody and Aaron Tillmon, sister; Saniyah Moody, brother; Kingston Moody, grandmothers; Betty Moody and Miranda Davis, aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends.

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