Driver in Gentilly fatal accident was 13 years old

Police say a 13-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a car that slammed into a tree in Gentilly Monday night killing the teen.

Investigators say it happened around 9:30 p.m. at Elysian Fields and Monterey Street.

Police say the 13-year-old victim was driving a dark-colored Chevy Trail Blazer when he lost control and ran into a tree on Monterey Street.

The victim has been identified as Tischone Williams. He later died at the hospital.

It's unclear what caused him to lose control of the vehicle.