Two Die From Injuries Resulting From 18-wheeler Accident

Posted on Mar 6 , 2012
KENTWOOD - Two women were killed and two were injured when an 18-wheeler driven by Stennis Taylor, 50, of Magnolia, Miss., broadsided their Lincoln LS sedan which was stopped in the eastbound lane of LA 38, attempting to turn left into a private drive. The wreck happened at about 6 p.m. on La. 38, east of Kentwood in Tangipahoa Parish. According to news reports, the truck driver did not see that the Lincoln in front of him was stopped and when Taylor recognized the situation, he tried to pass the car on the left to avoid a rear-end crash, but as he turned the 18-wheeler into the westbound lane, the Lincoln started turning left and the truck plowed into the car's left side. The two backseat passengers in the Lincoln, Lorina Smith, 74, and Catherine Simmons, 73, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office. Neither woman was properly restrained. The two women in the front seat of the Lincoln, driver Elizabeth Pittman, 66, and Carol Gill, 75, were wearing seat belts. Both survived the crash with serious injuries. All four women were from the Kentwood area. Trooper First Class Nick Manale, reported that troopers booked the truck driver into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on two counts each of negligent homicide and negligent injuring in the 18-wheeler accident. Although alcohol or drugs are not suspected in the crash, State Police is running toxicology tests on both drivers, the release says. Truck drivers are often overworked and can suffer from fatigue while driving. Law firms can arrange to review trucking company logs regarding scheduling and employee records and can file professionally drafted claims with full supporting evidence which often leads to an earlier resolution and fair settlement. Source: The Advocate, "Two die in wreck near Kentwood," Jan. 30, 2012

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