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Teen dies in Donaldsonville crash

Posted: 11:20 AM, Sep 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-30 12:20:11-04

A 16-year-old died early Sunday after the truck he was riding in rolled over and struck a house, State Police say.

Tre’Sean Jackson, 16, of Donaldsonville, was not wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

State Police were called to LA 1 near the intersection with LA 999 shortly after midnight, State Police say. They found that a pick-up truck was traveling north on the highway and ran off the road in a curve. The truck rolled over, and hit a house, State Police say.

The driver,  a 17-year-old boy, wasn’t wearing his seat belt either. He was ejected from the truck, suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a Baton Rouge hospital. Jackson was the passenger, State Police said.

Impairment is unknown as a factor in this crash. Harris submitted a blood sample for toxicology testing and the results are pending through the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.

Louisiana State Troopers say they want to remind motorists that while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.