Trifold Tragedy! Three local teenagers perish in single car accident

The town of Jonesboro is still reeling from the fatal crash on Monday that took the life of three local teenagers, two who were students at Jonesboro-Hodge High School and left another with life threatening injuries. According to the report provided by Michael Reichardt of Louisiana State Police Troop F on July 26, 2021, shortly before 3:45 p.m., Louisiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on Works Road just west of LA Hwy 818 in Lincoln Parish

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, along with her brother,17-year-old Lajavion Nichols of Jonesboro and 16-year-old Javious Holden of Jonesboro, were unrestrained and ejected from the vehicle. All three were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth occupant, identified as 18-year-old Edward Kary, was also ejected and sustained life threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital. No further report of his condition was available at time of publication. 


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