Wednesday’s explosion in Beauregard Parish injured several workers
and unfortunately took the lives of three. The investigative parties have
since been able to identify the victims, relaying the information to Beauregard
Parish Sheriff’s Office, who released the identities in a public
statement last night.
The explosion took the lives of the following men:
- William Rolls, Jr., 32
- Jody Gooch, 40
- Sedrick Stallworth, 42
While little information about Stallworth has been brought forth, we know
from the families of Rolls and Gooch how they enjoyed spending their time.
Rolls was a deeply spiritual man who enjoyed pastimes such as motorcycle
riding, playing pool, football, and spending time with his young daughter,
who will sadly grow up without her father. Gooch was also beloved by his
family, who tell reporters that Gooch was an avid arrowhead hunter and
collector. These three men are survived by their loved one.
We hope that the families of these dedicated individuals find solace and
closure in these trying times and we are thankful in knowing the families
of the other injured workers will not suffer the same fate.