Reserve woman dies in four-vehicle accident

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2005


Managing Editor

GOOD HOPE — A 19-year-old Reserve woman, driving a 1988 Ford LTD died Tuesday after the vehicle crossed the median of Airline Highway in the Good Hope area and struck two Cox Cable trucks headed in the opposite direction, Louisiana State Police reported.

After striking the two trucks, the LTD then hit a 1988 Chevrolet pickup head-on.

Jacquelyn Marie Roth, 19, of Reserve, was the Ford driver who died on the scene as a result of her injuries.

Roth was westbound on Airline at 12:53 p.m., when for unknown reasons, her vehicle swerved across the median, side-swiped the two eastbound Cox trucks, and then hit the Chevrolet.

Ralph Tate, 33, of St. Rose, drove the first Cox truck and was uninjured. Dennis Barnes, 39, of Arabi, drove the second Cox truck, and he was transported to St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling for treatment.

Alex Green, 55, of Harvey, was the driver of the Chevrolet pickup, and was uninjured, but his niece, Lilly Scott, 32, and sister-in-law, Mona Green, 50, of Harvey, were each transported to St. Charles Parish Hospital for treatment.

Trooper First Class Daryl Thomas is investigating the accident.