UL Lafayette Volunteer Coach and One Other Killed in 18 Wheeler Truck Wreck
Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 4:56 pm
A volunteer assistant coach was killed in a five-vehicle wreck on Interstate 10. Geri Ann Glasco was the daughter of University of Louisiana at Lafayette softball coach Gerry Glasco and was one of the two people killed in the wreck that happened on Thursday.
“We are devastated by this news, and are focused on supporting Coach Glasco and Vickie, their family and our softball program,” UL Director of Athletics Bryan Maggard said. “We all loved Geri Ann and the spirit she brought to the Ragin’ Cajuns family while positively impacting our student-athletes. We are praying for the Glasco family during this remarkably difficult time.”
Geri Ann Shows Great Potential as Both Athlete and Coach
The softball community is devastated of her passing.
Alisa Goler Perrin, Penn State assistant coach and former Georgia softball player said that the Glasco family are “some of the most genuine and kind-hearted people.”
“My heart is broken. We are devastated by this news, and are focused on supporting Coach Glasco and Vickie, their family and our softball program,” UL Director of Athletics Bryan Maggard said. “We all loved Geri Ann and the spirit she brought to the Ragin’ Cajuns family while positively impacting our student-athletes. We are praying for the Glasco family during this remarkably difficult time.”
Alabama’s Staci Ramsey also gave her prayers to Glasco’s family through Twitter. The rest followed suit, including The National Pro Fastpitch and Syracuse assistant coach Miranda Kramer.
“The NPF extends its deepest condolences to @RaginCajunsSB & the family of Geri Ann Glasco, who was killed this morning in a car accident. The 20th overall pick in the 2016 NPF Draft, she was a tremendous influence of the game of softball & will be dearly missed by our community.” NPF said from their Twitter account.
Miranda Kramer tweeted: “It is a sad day in the softball world. My thoughts and prayers go out to @GerryGlasco and the UL family. Geri Ann will be so deeply missed. I will definitely be holding my loved ones a little bit tighter today!”
A Crash that Ended Geri Ann’s Life
The crash that ended Geri Ann’s life happened after 1:00 AM on Thursday involving an 18-wheeler truck that failed to slow down when it encountered a traffic the I-10. The driver hit the back of a Dodge Ram driven by Brian McNeil who also died from his injuries.
Glasco’s 2017 Ford Escape struck the back of a second 18-wheeler.
Officials are still investigating the main cause of the accident.
Truck and Cars – A Deadly Highway Combination
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) shows that most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars, which alone can be a cause of fatalities in car wrecks involving smaller vehicles. The capability of a truck’s brakes can be another factor. Poorly maintained brakes or slippery roads create greater risks, as does driver fatigue and substance abuse.
Losing Someone in a Vehicle Accident
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