Apr 9, 2012 9:15 AM by AP

2 die in I-10 crash in Jefferson Davis Parish

IOWA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say two Texans were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near U.S. Highway 165 in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Troopers say an SUV driven by 22-year-old Jeremy Marquis Williams of Port Arthur, Texas, was traveling west on I-10 Sunday when one of the rear tires failed, causing Williams to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then entered the median and rolled over, ejecting 3 occupants.

Investigators say 65-year-old Gwendolyn Jernigan and 22-year-old Toya Dynae Williams, both of Port Arthur, died as a result of their injuries. An 11-month-old child who was also ejected was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Jeremy Williams sustained only minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


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