Late last night, a single vehicle crash killed two teenagers and seriously injured another.
Troopers responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 923 north of LA Hwy 126. The crash involved a 2000 Ford pickup, driven by Logan D. Mills (W/M 18 yrs) of Jonesville, LA. The Ford was north bound on LA Hwy 923 when Mills lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a culvert and a tree before becoming engulfed in flames.
Mills was pronounced dead. It is unknown if he was wearing his seatbelt. Brittany White (W/F 14 yrs) of Harrisonburg, LA and another juvenile (W/M 17 yrs) of Jonesville, LA were passengers in the vehicle. White was not wearing her seatbelt and was pronounced dead. The unnamed juvenile received serious injuries and was transported to Rapides Regional Medical Center. It is unknown if he was wearing his seatbelt.
Alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seatbelt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. We ask you to take one second to “buckle up!”
Motorists must be reminded that alcohol has many effects on the body. Alcohol can impair visual ability, alter sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills needed to operate a motor vehicle, and decrease reaction times. Just one drink may cause these effects.
Troop E troopers have investigated 40 fatal crashes in 2012, resulting in 45 fatalities.