Unrestrained Jonesville teen killed in crash, high speed a factor

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Jonesville, LA (KNOE) - A Jonesville teenager was killed and two others were moderately injured in a high speed crash Thursday afternoon. Troopers responded to the single car crash around 12:50 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 3165 near LA Hwy 124. The crash involved a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor. The vehicle was southbound on LA Hwy 3165, at a high rate of speed, when it exited the right side of the roadway and began overturning before coming to rest on the roof.

The passengers are identified as Shyonna S. Jones (B/F 18 yrs) of Jonesville, Delicia O. Ceasor (B/F 18 yrs) of Jonesville, and a juvenile (B/F 17 yrs) of Jonesville. Jones received moderate injuries and was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center for treatment. The juvenile received moderate injuries and was transported to Riverland Medical Center for treatment. Ceasor was pronounced dead.

It is unknown, at this time, who was driving the vehicle. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation. All three teenagers were unrestrained.

Louisiana State Police would like to note:

Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a situation. Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of highway crashes and fatalities.

Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. We ask you to take one second to “buckle up!” Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.

Troop E Troopers have investigated six fatal crashes in 2018, resulting in six fatalities.