Baton Rouge Louisiana. Baton Rouge police spokesman Corporal Tommy Stubbs said a news release on Sunday a newspaper carrier for The Advocate passed away early Sunday in an auto accident on Interstate 10 west just west of Essen Lane.
Stubbs said Kevin Jacobs, 48, of Baton Rouge was driving a 1996 Chevrolet G20 van east of the 1000 block of Interstate 10 about 3:30pm when the van got off the road, crossed a ditch and ended up in the woods.
Stubbs said the investigators were unable to determine if Jacobs died as a result of the auto accident or he may have died before the accident happened like an illness struck him and he may have lost control of his van.
Stubbs said Jacobs was not wearing his seat belt as state law requires which may have been a factor in his death.
A C Spezilale an Advocate home delivery manager who was also Jacobs boss said Jacobs worked for him for ten years as a home delivery driver.
Speziale said of his former employee "He was as good natured as he could be and very conscientious about his work performance. He knew his subscibers."
Speziale said subscibers would call The Advocate about late deliveries on Sunday asked him if anyhting happened to Jacobs.
Speziale said Jacobs delivered about 650 newspapers every day to the Southdown area near Webb Park.
News source The Advocate