Whenever the police respond to a head-on collision, they have to worry that they’ll be serious injuries. Often times, these crashes involve speed or impairment. The victim has no time to avoid the collision and usually ends up seriously injured or dead. Sadly, this was the case this past week in Louisiana.
At about 11:30 am on June 22, the police in Avoyelles Parish responded to a multi-vehicle accident on LA-29. Apparently, a young man driving a 2009 Ford F-150 was traveling in the Northbound lanes of Louisiana Highway 29 when he lost control of his vehicle. He ended up crossing the center line and crashed head-on into another vehicle.
The first car struck by the driver – 21- year old Derrick Kyle of Cottonport – was a Ford van. After the impact, the two vehicles ended up on the side of the road, disabled. Another car, a Toyota Corolla, then slammed into the Ford van.
Sadly, Kyle and one of his passengers were killed instantly. The passenger who passed away was 20-year old Jada Cook or Marksville. There was also a juvenile in the back of the car. They were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Ford van was also taken to the hospital, along with three of his passengers. Their injuries were listed as serious but no update has been provided on their condition. Three other people in the van were not so lucky. The 3 who passed away included 60-year old Steven Freeman of Ville Platte, 50-year old Jacoby Mayes of Eunice, and 55-year old Hayward Petre, Jr., also of Ville Platte.
The police are investigating the crash and toxicology reports are pending. If you or your loved one are injured in a car accident in Louisiana, call our office immediately.