Deadly I-10 accident caused by blown tire
POSTED: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 5:19pm
NBC NEWS — A tragedy on Easter Sunday leaves two Port Arthur, Texas residents dead in southwest Louisiana, and an 11 month old child in the hospital.
Gwendolyn Jernigan, 65, and Toya Williams, 22, died after a crash on Interstate 10 in Jeff Davis Parish. Neither had their seat belts on.
State Police say only the driver was wearing a seat belt during the one vehicle accident on I-10 near the Kinder/Alexandria exit to Highway 165.
A blown out tire caused three of the four passengers to be ejected from the vehicle.
Several witnesses said they arrived at the scene just moments after it happened.
They say they stopped to administer help which included CPR until paramedics arrived.