Marthaville Road accident claims two lives

On evening of January 30, a crash involving two vehicles killed a woman from Robeline and a man from Many.  Both were not wearing a seat belt.

Troopers responded to the crash around 6:30 p.m., which occurred on Highway 1217, at Tedder Lane.  The crash involved a 2003 Mazda Miata, driven by Joy R. Rains, 67, and a 2013 Chevrolet, driven by Jackie M. Hardy, 48.  The Mazda was northbound on Highway 1217 when Rains lost control and crossed the centerline into the opposing lane.  This action resulted in the Mazda colliding head-on with the southbound Chevrolet. 

Rains was pronounced dead.

Hardy was pronounced dead.  His only passenger, identified as Jerri D. Oliver, 52, of Many, LA, received serious injuries and was transported to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport for treatment.

Routine toxicology tests are pending.  The crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Police wishes to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. They ask you to take one second to “buckle up!”  Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up.  Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.

Troop E Troopers have investigated three fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in four fatalities. 

 

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