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Teen killed in crash near White Castle

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 20:13:46-04

State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of an 18-year-old.

Juan Carlos Mendoza-Rangel of Donaldsonville died in the crash, which happened at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

The crash happened on La. 405 near La. 69 in Iberville Parish.

Troopers say Mendoza-Rangel was driving a pick-up truck south on the highway when it ran off the road and hit a ditch. It overturned several times, troopers say.

Mendoza-Rangel wasn’t wearing a seat belt and he was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberville Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is a suspected factor, and a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. Excessive speed is also considered a factor. This crash remains under investigation, and there is no further information at this time, troopers said.