Posted: Jun 9, 2011 9:22 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State police say an Elmer teen died in a single-vehicle crash on La. Highway 121 in southwest Rapides Parish.
Troopers say 16-year-old Brian M. Deloach was driving a 1994 Toyota truck with a 15-year-old juvenile passenger early Wednesday morning when Deloach lost control of the vehicle, which went off the right side of the roadway. The truck then hit a curve-warning sign before hitting a tree and overturning.
Investigators say Deloach was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The juvenile passenger suffered moderate injuries and was taken to an Alexandria hospital for treatment.