Identitites of 3 in Friday accident released


Three people who were involved in a two-vehicle accident early Friday morning that resulted in the death of a White Hall man were treated and released from Jefferson Regional Medical Center after the accident.

Ricky Brooks Jr., 24, was pronounced dead at the hospital after the accident.

A preliminary report from the Pine Bluff Police Department identified the three others in the accident as Lashaun Chidester, 41, Janeka Stacker, 18, and Jason Rouse, 28, all of Pine Bluff.

Brooks and Stacker*** were passengers in a 2004 Pontiac driven by Rouse while Chidester was driving the other vehicle involved in the accident, a 2002 GMC Yukon.

Police report that the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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***This article has been corrected from its original version. Click here to view the correction notice.