Earlier today, a single vehicle crash killed a teen from Pineville, LA.
Troopers responded to the crash around 11:15 am, which occurred on Philadelphia Road in Rapides Parish. The crash involved a 1998 Nissan pickup, driven by Brandon K. Ryland (W/M 16 yrs). The Nissan was east bound on Philadelphia Road when Ryland lost control and exited the left side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree before overturning.
Ryland was wearing his seatbelt, but was pronounced dead.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Troop E troopers have investigated 22 fatal crashes for the year of 2011, resulting in 23 fatalities.