- The Washington Times - Monday, July 16, 2007


Truck hits car, kills mother, 4 children

PINE BLUFF — A tractor-trailer crossed a highway center line and struck a car head on, killing a woman and her four young children, police said.

The truck driver, Roy Lee Jordan, 57, of Benton, Miss., was arrested and jailed after Saturday’s crash, police and a jailer said.

“What it seems like right now is that the driver of the 18-wheeler fell asleep or lost consciousness before his rig crossed the center line,” Trooper Oscar Bullard Jr. said. Blood and urine samples were taken to the state crime laboratory for drug and alcohol tests, state police said.

LaKetria Wells, 26, of Monticello, was killed with her children, LaKiyah Wells, 7; Kaleb Jarrell Stokes, 5; Keyshon Wells, 4; and LaKayla Wells, 2. She was a correctional officer at Cummins prison since April 2006, according to state Correction Department spokeswoman Dina Tyler.


Gore’s daughter marries businessman

BEVERLY HILLS — Al Gore’s youngest daughter, Sarah, was married Saturday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to a family spokeswoman.

Miss Gore, 28, married Bill Lee, 36, a Los Angeles businessman, said spokeswoman Kalee Kreider.

Miss Kreider declined to give any further details.

The daughter of the former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee is a Harvard graduate and a medical student at the University of California at San Francisco.

Sarah is the third of Al and Tipper Gore’s four children. Their oldest daughter, Karenna, 34, is married to Drew Schiff. Kristin Gore, 30, is married to Paul Cusack. Al Gore III, 24, is single and lives in Los Angeles.


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