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.