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14-year-old dies following Abbeville DWI crash over the weekend

Posted at 5:06 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 19:11:22-05

A 14-year-old has died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash over the weekend in Abbeville, according to State Police.

Additional charges are pending for a Kaplan man currently charged with DWI.

John Greene, 67, of Kaplan was booked with DWI (1st offense), Vehicular negligent injury (5 counts), Reckless operation, and No seat belt, State Police say.

The crash happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, on U.S. 167 near La. 696 in Vermilion Parish. The crash happened when an Abbeville man was driving a Jeep south on the highway. He was rear-ended by Greene’s pick-up truck. The Jeep ran off the road to the right, into a ditch, and struck an embankment.

The driver of the Jeep was not wearing a seat belt and sustained moderate injuries. His front seat passenger and three juveniles seated in the rear of the vehicle were not wearing seat belts. One juvenile sustained critical injuries, and the other three passengers sustained moderate injuries. All occupants of the Jeep were transported to a local hospital for treatment, State Police said.

Greene was not wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries. Troopers suspected Greene was impaired at the time of the crash, and he submitted a breath sample which showed a BAC of 0.115g%.

*All information in this crash was provided by Louisiana State Police

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