A teenager from Napoleonville is dead and two others are injured following a crash last night in St. Martin Parish.
Troopers responded to the crash on Hwy. 70, near Oak Harbor Drive, around 9:30 p.m.
Troopers say 24-year-old Brandon Clausen, of Clark, South Dakota, was driving southbound on the highway when he crossed into the northbound lane and hit a car occupied by three teenagers.
The front seat passenger in the car, identified as 16-year-old Destiny Boyd, was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital where she died today.
The driver of the car suffered moderate injuries, and the other passenger suffered serious injuries.
Troopers say all three teenagers were wearing a seatbelt.
According to a state police spokesman, Clausen was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered minor injuries.
He submitted to a breath sample, which revealed a blood d alcohol concentration of 0.179g%, the spokesman says.
Following Boyd’s death this morning, Clausen’s initial charges have been upgraded to driving left of center, no seat belt, driving while impaired, vehicular negligent injuring, first-degree vehicular negligent injuring, and vehicular homicide.
The suspect was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail after he was released from the hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.