Funeral arrangements made for victims of Sorrento crash
SORRENTO – Funeral services have been arranged for two of the three victims of a deadly Sorrento crash that occurred last week on Airline Highway.
The crash happened on May 18 just south of LA 22 and took the lives of 23-year-old Thomas Jones, 22-year-old Austin Kiernan and 19-year-old Sydney Persac.
Investigators say the group was traveling northbound on Airline Highway when the vehilce ran off the right side of the road and struck an embankment. The vehicle became airborne and struck a tree. State Police say the impact caused the vehicle to split in half and come to rest in a nearby bayou.
Austin Kiernan was a deckhand for Western Rivers and worked on the Mississippi River. He was working toward getting his crew boat license and then a captain's tug boat license. Austin attended St. Amant schools and played baseball and football.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales. Visitation will continue on Thursday, May 25 from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m.
Sydney Persac was a sales clerk for Marathon Gas Company. Sydney is a native of Prairieville.
Visitation for Sydney will be also be held at Ourso Funeral Home on Thursday, May 25, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The family has requested that a private funeral service be held. The burial will follow at Hope Haven Cemetery in Gonzales.
To offer condolences to Austin and Sydney's family, visit www.oursofh.com.
Funeral arrangements for Thomas Jones were not available at the time of this post. Details will be added once information is made available.