UPDATE: LINCOLN PARISH (KTVE/KARD)– Louisiana State Police say a vehicle crash that occurred on July 26, shortly before 3:45 p.m. on Works Road just west of Louisiana Highway 818 has claimed the life of three unrestrained teenagers.
According to a press release, Louisiana State Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash at the location listed above. The initial investigation revealed a 2012 Kia Optima, driven by 19-year-old Lajermanique Nichols of Jonesboro, was traveling east on Works Road.
For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle began to rotate, traveled off the road and struck a large tree.
Nichols was unrestrained and had been ejected from the vehicle; she was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers inside the vehicle, 17-year-old Lajavion Nichols of Jonesboro and 16-year-old Javious Holden of Jonesboro, were also unrestrained and ejected from the vehicle. Both passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.
A fourth occupant, identified as 18-year-old Edward Kary, was also ejected and is suffering from life threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
This crash remains under investigation. Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis
Note from Louisiana State Police:
Buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.
In 2021, Troop F has investigated 30 fatal crashes resulting in 37 deaths.
LINCOLN PARISH (KTVE/KARD)— Officers with the Louisiana State Police are responding to a crash along a parish road in Lincoln Parish that claimed the lives of 3 juveniles and injured a 4th.
Louisiana State Police Trooper Michael Reichardt confirms the 4 juveniles were ejected from the vehicle during the incident. The surviving passenger was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition.
This is a developing story and more details are unavailable at this time.