Two elderly women killed in crash on I-10 near Jennings


A single-vehicle crash Saturday on I-10 near Roanoke in Jefferson Davis Parish about 5 miles west of Jennings, claimed the life of 76-year-old Hattie K. Minor of Houston Texas and 79-year-old Earnestine B. Bell of Angie, LA.

According to State Police, it happened around 3:45 p.m.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that Minor was traveling east on I-10 and ran off the left side of the roadway and rolled over several times causing Earnestine Bell to be ejected.

Minor and Earnestine Bell sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner’s Office., police said.

Minor was properly restrained and Earnestine Bell was not properly restrained, police said. 

The rear seat passenger, 78-year-old R.S. Burnell of Houston Texas was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was transported to a Jennings area hospital with minor injuries.

A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation, police said. 

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