A two-vehicle collision last Tuesday, August 9 resulted in the death of a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 23, Jimmy Long, Sr. The accident occurred along University Parkway in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
According to Natchitoches Police Detective John Greely, Long was hurt after a Jeep Wrangler that was traveling west on University Parkway crashed into his car shortly before 12:00 p.m. as Long was pulling out of a private driveway. Greely said the driver of the vehicle that hit Long was a 16-year-old, but Greely said he was not certain if the teenager was charged in the accident or not. Long has served on the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System since 2001. He is succeeded by his wife, Dorothy, and a son, Jimmy Long, Jr.
The personal injury attorneys at Chris Mayo Law Firm see the tragedies caused by car accidents every day. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the victim as they mourn this tragic loss to the community.