Crowley man killed in crash

JENNINGS – Samuel Jordan Jr., of Crowley, was killed in a fatal crash on US 90 Tuesday, December 9 at approximately 7:40 p.m. Troop D responded to the crash that occurred near milepost 52.

Vanessa Benoit, a white female, 50, of Jennings, was driving a 1997 Jeep Cherokee westbound on US 90 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 1990 Chevrolet truck driven by Jordan, a black male, 56, of Crowley.

Jordan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner’s Office. Benoit sustained moderate injuries in the crash and was transported to St. Patrick’s Hospital by Acadian Ambulance. There was a passenger riding with Benoit named Terry Moore, 53, that sustained minor injuries. All occupants were wearing their seat belts. Alcohol/ drug use is not suspected. Trooper Derek Cormier is continuing his investigation.

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