May 21, 2013 8:48 AM by AP/CS

1 killed, 3 injured in Tangipahoa Parish crash

INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - State police say a 10-year-old girl died after she was ejected from a car in a crash on La. Highway 1054 northeast of Independence in Tangipahoa Parish.

Trooper Nick Manale says an unlicensed 15-year-old girl was driving north on La. 1054 with three juveniles when her car drifted off the road and crashed into a ditch.

Manale says the vehicle then overturned, ejecting two unrestrained passengers - the 10-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy - before coming to rest on its left side.

He says the 10-year-old girl was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Manale says the driver and two surviving passengers - the 12-year-old boy and 9-year-old boy - were transported to a hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

None of the children's names were released.


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