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Louisiana 16-year-old charged in fatal single-vehicle crash

September 22, 2021 GMT

MADISONVILLE, La. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with a single-vehicle crash in Louisiana that killed two passengers and hospitalized a third, authorities said.

A Honda civic occupied by four 16-year-old girls ran off the road at a high speed near Madisonville just after midnight on Aug. 4, according to a news release from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The vehicle hit two trees, two signs and a utility box. Two of the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver and another occupant were injured.

The driver was booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center in Covington, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday. Her charges include driving while intoxicated and vehicular homicide.