Council President Kellis Steps Up as Mayor Truong Recovers from Crash
Published 3:46 pm Thursday, December 28, 2023
BOGALUSA, La. – Mayor Tyrin Truong of Bogalusa has announced he will temporarily relinquish his duties following a multi-vehicle collision, necessitating a recovery period. As outlined in a detailed crash report, the incident occurred on Hwy 53 and involved multiple vehicles.
The crash report clarifies that the incident occurred when a vehicle traveling south on Highway 53 struck a second vehicle from behind, leading to a chain-reaction crash impacting Mayor Truong’s car. Reflecting on the accident, Mayor Truong shared, “A car in front of us braked abruptly, we were able to stop but then a truck hit us going 50mph. Super sore and bruised up.”
Adhering to Bogalusa’s Charter, Council President Kellis will act as the mayor during Mayor Truong’s temporary absence, scheduled from December 29, 2023, to January 5, 2024. This arrangement is a standard city governance protocol to ensure continuity and effective management of city affairs in the mayor’s brief absence.
In compliance with city governance protocols, Council President Kellis will oversee municipal operations until Mayor Truong’s anticipated return on January 5, 2024. During this transitional phase, the city assures its residents of uninterrupted services and leadership.