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May 13, 2013 9:15 AM by AP

2 children killed in St. John traffic wreck

Louisiana State Police are investigating a car accident that left two children dead.
The accident happened at 2 a.m. Sunday on Hwy 44, just east of Hwy 54 in St. John the Baptist Parish.
WVUE-TV reports the victims have been identified as 10-year-old Darquell Scott and 15-year-old Daryell Johnson.
Police say 37-year-old Daris Scott was driving on Hwy 44 when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the car, ran off the road and hit a tree.
Scott and a front-seat passenger were wearing seat belts and only received minor injuries. The victims were not wearing seat belts in the back seat and were pronounced dead on the scene.
Toxicology tests are pending for Scott. Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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