FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL - (KALB) - Florida Highway Patrol has released the names of victims in the crash that killed seven people on I-75 near Gainesville, Fl. including five people from Avoyelles Parish. The church group from Louisiana was headed to Disney World.
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Five children from Avoyelles Parish were among the seven killed in the van involved in the crash. They are identified as Joel Cloud, 14, of Marksville, Jeremiah Warren, 14, of Marksville, Cierra Bordelan, 9, of Marksville, Cara Descant, 13 of Marksville and Brieana Descant, 10, of Marksville.
Seven other people from Avoyelles Parish were involved in the crash and are listed as in serious condition. They are identified as Amy Joffrion, 45, of Mansura, Ali Laborde, 30, of Marksville, Karen Descant, 50, of Marksville, Noah Joffrion, 14, of Mansura, Chelsea Laborde, 11, of Marksville, Trinity Woodward, 9, of Hessmer and Chance Bernard, 9, of Hessmer.
Others killed in the accident in other vehicles are Douglas Bolkema, 49, of Albuquerque, NM and Steve Holland, 59, West Palm Beach, FL. Robyn Rattray, 41, of Gainesville, FL is listed in serious condition and Mark Houghtaling, 61, of Gainesville, FL sustained no injuries.