Easter, for many, is a time for family and a celebration of life. Even for those people who do not celebrate the religious aspects of the holiday, it is typically a day filled with festivities and shared memories with loved ones. Unfortunately, for one family in Louisiana, Easter is the first holiday to pass after the tragic death of their loved one in a fatal car accident. For some who have lost a loved one, the holidays are an emotionally difficult time.
The accident happened in the afternoon on a day in mid-April. Police reports indicate that a vehicle driven by a former parish councilman was hit by a pickup truck from behind. The first vehicle flipped, struck a tree and ejected the passenger -- the driver's wife.