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Jefferson Davis Parish, LA – Barbara Ann Nance Killed in Truck Collision on I-10 Near LA-99

May 26, 2024

Jefferson Davis Parish, LA (July 12, 2021) – On Monday, July 12, at about 8:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police responded to a four-car accident on Interstate 10 near State Highway 99 in Jefferson Davis Parish. 

The victim has since been identified as 66-year-old Barbara Ann Nance, a resident of Pearland, TX.

An investigation showed that a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 67-year-old Joseph Guillory, a resident of Lake Charles, was driving eastbound on I-10 when he encountered traffic due to a rainstorm. Guillory neglected to reduce his speed and crashed into the back of a 2017 Hyundai Sonata. 

After its initial impact with the Hyundai, the tractor-trailer swerved to the right and hit the back of a 2015 Mazda CX-5 that was stopped on the roadway due to the traffic. The force of the impact pushed the Sonata into an eastbound 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Nance, who was the front-seat passenger in the Mazda, was transported to a Jennings-area hospital with moderate injuries, but she passed away shortly after arrival.  

The driver and the other occupants of the Mazda all sustained moderate injuries, as did Guillory and the other two drivers.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Barbara Ann Nance, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Rear-End Collisions in Jefferson Davis Parish

7.12 Jefferson Davis Parish, LA - Barbara Ann Nance Killed in Truck Collision on I-10 Near LA-99

When one vehicle tailgates another, any slowing or braking done by the leading car can easily cause the second to crash into its rear-end. The force of the resulting impact could be enough to thrust the first car into the rear-end of the vehicle in front of it, causing serious damage to multiple victims and multiple vehicles.

Simultaneous rear-end collisions, also called chain-reaction accidents, are a style of accident that is common in Louisiana. They are most often caused by tailgating, or one vehicle following too closely to another. Driving laws in Louisiana require drivers to keep a reasonable distance between themselves and other vehicles at all times. 

When an accident that stems from another person’s negligence causes someone harm, it is imperative that they reach out to a dependable Louisiana car accident attorney as soon as they are able. Most collision victims are entitled to financial compensation intended to help alleviate the financial obstacles they are sure to face.

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys invest fully in our clients and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the full amount of financial compensation to which they are entitled. If you were injured in a vehicle collision, do not hesitate to speak with our car accident attorneys in Louisiana by calling our offices at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and schedule a no-obligation case evaluation to learn about the legal options you have available.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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