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Union Parish crash claims three

Posted: Updated: May 2, 2012 11:34 AM

UNION PARISH, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A traffic crash has left three dead in Union Parish.

The two-vehicle crash in Union Parish killed a woman and two children dead while a fourth passenger is in critical condition.

According to Louisiana State Police Troopers, the two-vehicle crash occurred Wednesday, May 1st, on La. Highway 33 near milepost 26 when a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier attempted to enter LA Hwy 33 south from a private drive.  In doing so, according to the troopers, the vehicle, being driven by 34 year-old Jamie Hamilton of Downsville, drove into the path of a northbound 1988 Mack dump truck.          

The resultant collision killed Hamilton, the driver of the Chevrolet, and her two juvenile passengers: 8 year-old Choloe Hamilton and 5 year-old Lillie Hamilton.  A fourth passenger, 33 year-old Jay Hamilton of Downsville, was airlifted to LSU-Shreveport with life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Mack dump truck, 22 year-old Jorgan J. Ward of Farmerville, was transported to Lincoln General Hospital with minor injuries.

Both drivers and all passengers were utilizing seat belts.  No citations were issued.

While impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology tests are pending.

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