Betty Ann Leger

Born: March 18, 1927
Died: July 22, 1941 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Buried: July 23, 1941 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 16)
Father: Joseph Leger

Lake Charles American Press, Wednesday, July 23, 1941, p. 1:

English Bayou Girl Killed, Three Hurt in Wreck

        A 14-YEAR-OLD English Bayou girl was killed and her 17-year-old sister injured in an automobile accident about 9 o'clock last night two and one-half miles east of Sulphur on the Old Spanish Trail near the Johnson sawmill.
        Betty Ann Leger was killed instantly when the car in which she and three others were riding went off the pavement and out of control when the driver tried to get back on and turned over several times, according to a state police report. The vehicle, owned and driven by Douglas Frederick, 20, of Sulphur, came to a stop upside down in a ditch.

Others Hurt

        Dorothy Leger, 17, received head and knee injuries and was taken to St. Patrick's hospital. She is not believed to be seriously hurt. The two sisters were rushed to the hospital following the accident but the younger girl was dead on arrival. Frederick and Willis Viator, the fourth passenger in the car, were uninjured.
        According to a report by State Troopers George Cooke and Eldon Allain, Betty Ann Leger probably was thrown through the windshield as the car hurtled over on the concrete highway.
        A coroner's inquest, called by Dr. E. L. Clement, parish coroner, was under way at 10 o'clock this morning at the Hixson funeral home.

Services Set

        Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Pentecostal church on English Bayou road with Rev. J. W. Evans officiating. Burial will be in Goos cemetery with the Hixson funeral home in charge of arrangements.
        Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leger; three brothers, J. W., J. C., and Jeff Leger, all of Lake Charles; six sisters, Mrs. Ruth LeBrun, of Sulphur, Dorothy, Zora, Edith, Ethel and Lucille Leger, all of Lake Charles