Man Who Caused Fatal Crash in Baton Rouge Still Not Held Accountable

When someone hurts or kills your loved one in a car accident, you want justice. At a minimum, you want to know that person responsible for the crash will be held accountable. So, when you learn that the culprit isn’t taken to task for his actions, you get angry. This is exactly how the family of Stephanie Payne felt this week when they found out that, once again, the man who killed their loved one will still elude criminal responsibility.

Last July, a young man named Jack Jordan got into his car and intentionally crashed into the back of an innocent woman’s car. He said that God had told him he needed to kill himself. And, he said that God told him to do this by driving straight into another vehicle. So, he got into his car, sped up to 90 mph, and rear-ended a 51-year old woman named Stephanie Payne.

After the crash, Jordan was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder and reckless driving. However, now, more than 6 months later, he still hasn’t faced any formal penalty. He has been sent to a mental health facility to be treated for what appears to be an obvious mental disorder.

On July 22 of 2019, Stephanie Payne was driving through the intersection of Siegen Lane and Perkins Road. Jordan, driving at over 90 mph, crashed into Payne’s vehicle from behind. The impact was so severe that she was killed. The Greenwell Springs woman’s family would certainly have a wrongful death claim against the driver.

If your loved one is hurt or killed in a motor vehicle accident in Louisiana, call our car accident lawyers right away. We can help get you justice for your loved one.


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