Accident claims life of Louisiana man

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    JOPLIN – A two vehicle accident Friday in Joplin claimed the life of a Camp Ozark counselor on his way home in Madisonville, La.
    According to the accident report filed by the Arkansas State Police, Noah James Riche´, age 22 of Madisonville, La., was traveling eastbound on Highway 270 when the 2006 Honda Civic he was driving crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Silverado driven by Walter L. Green, age 59 of Mount Ida, who was traveling westbound. The accident happened in Joplin near the Joplin Store. Riche´ was pronounced dead on scene and Green was airlifted to Saint Vincent Hospital due to injuries suffered in the accident.
    Riche´ was a counselor at Camp Ozark and he was a fifth year engineering major at Louisiana Tech University. Riche´ was a member of the track team at Louisiana Tech where he threw javelin. He was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
    Riche´ was returning home after spending the summer working as a counselor at Camp Ozark.
    According to a press release provided by Louisiana Tech stated that he was on his way home so he could participate in a mission trip to El Salvador with his church.

    DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY | Montgomery County News Montgomery County Deputy Will Brakefield helps direct traffic Friday at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Highway 270 in Joplin. Noah James Riche´, age 22 of Madisonville, La., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after his 2006 Honda Accord crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Silverado driven by Walter L. Green, Age 59 of Mount Ida. Green was airlifted to Saint Vincents Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the accident.
    DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY | Montgomery County News
    Montgomery County Deputy Will Brakefield helps direct traffic Friday at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Highway 270 in Joplin. Noah James Riche´, age 22 of Madisonville, La., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after his 2006 Honda Accord crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Silverado driven by Walter L. Green, Age 59 of Mount Ida. Green was airlifted to Saint Vincents Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the accident.