A two-vehicle crash in northern Jackson Parish on Wednesday, November 3rd, has resulted in a fatality. According to reports, the car driven by R.L. Axton of Ruston was hit from behind and pushed off the road while attempting to turn off of Hwy 167 onto Homer-Sisemore Road.
Axton and passenger Rayne Atkins, was extracted from the vehicle by first responders on the scene and transported by ambulance to a local hospital where Axton later succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident. Atkins was kept in the hospital for observation but injuries sustained were not considered life threatening. The driver of the other vehicle, Jason Handy of Downsville did not require further medical attention after being examined on site. No further details are available at this time.
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