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Young couple killed in I-49 crash caused by lightning

3 years 10 months 1 week ago Saturday, May 16 2015 May 16, 2015 May 16, 2015 3:43 PM May 16, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

BUNKIE, La.- State police say lightning struck a car driving through Evangeline Parish and that led to a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 49 that killed a young Covington couple. Police say a 1-year-old child in the couple's car survived.

Master Trooper Brooks E. David says Austin Jones, 22, and Destinee Jones, 24, died in the Friday afternoon crash south of Bunkie. He says a 1-year-old child in their car survived.

State police say the three vehicles were traveling north on the interstate when a car was struck by lightning and became disabled in the roadway. A wrecker truck following behind that car was able to stop in time but the Jones' struck the wrecker.

Four passengers in the car struck by lightning suffered minor injuries.

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