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Two 16-year-olds killed in St. Tammany Parish crash

Two others injured
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Posted at 8:13 PM, Aug 04, 2021

Two 16-year-old girls were killed and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash near Madisonville early Wednesday, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said.

According to Nola.com, the victims were identified by the coroner's office as Chloe Shartle of Covington and Makayla Bonura of Madisonville.

Their deaths were ruled an accident, said James Hartman, a coroner's office spokesman. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Nola.com reports that the car, a 2019 white Honda Civic, was speeding southbound on the two-lane Guste Island Road near Madisonville after midnight when it left the road and hit two trees, a utility box and two signs, the Sheriff's Office said.

Four 16-year-old girls were inside the vehicle. Two were pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver and another passenger were taken to a local hospital, authorities said.

Read more on the crash here.
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