Jonesville teenager killed in Thursday crash remembered for love of sports

Published 10:11 am Friday, March 23, 2018

A Jonesville teenager was killed Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash, according to Louisiana State Police.

Delicia O. Ceasor, 18, of Jonesville, died, police say, when the 2004 Mitsubishi Endeaver she was traveling in went off the right side of Louisiana 3165 near Louisiana 124 at a high rate of speed, rolling over several times before coming to a rest on its roof.

Two other teenagers, Shyonna S. Jones, 18, of Jonesville and an unnamed juvenile, who were in the car, were injured, police report.

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“Jones received moderate injuries and was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center for treatment,” the report states. “The juvenile received moderate injuries and was transported to Riverland Medical Center for treatment. Ceasor was pronounced dead.”

Delicia Ceasor was an A student, who loved her independence and loved sports, her parents said Friday morning.

She played guard on the Block High School basketball team, which was the district champion team last season.

“She was on the . . . basketball team, but softball was her heart,” said her mother Sharonda Ceasor. “She had been playing softball since she was 5.”

Her father, Devin Ceasor, said Delicia played shortstop and centerfield on the softball team, and she had hopes of playing at the college level.

Her mother said Delicia really wanted to attend Louisiana Tech in the fall and had planned to walk on the softball team if she did not get an offer.

Delicia also had been enjoying her independence, earning money at her first-ever job working at Sonic.

“She was looking forward to the future,” Devin Ceasor said, “going off to college and living her life.”

Her mother said there was a strong possibility that Delicia would have been the valedictorian of her graduating class with a recent 99.6 GPA.

Police say none of the teenagers involved in Thursday’s crash were wearing safety belts at the time of the accident, and they are investigating to determine who was driving at the time of the crash.

Routine toxicology tests are pending, police say, and the crash remains under investigation.

Troop E Troopers have investigated six fatal crashes in 2018, and the press release included a message urging motorists to buckle up.