Teen killed, 2 others injured in Thibodaux accident

THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - A 16-year-old was killed and two other teens were injured Wednesday when the truck they were riding in traveled off the road and overturned after striking another vehicle in Thibodaux.

The accident happened just after 7 a.m. on Laurel Valley Road.

Police said the driver of a Toyota Tundra was trying to pass another truck when it struck it, became airborne, rolled twice and hit an embankment. The Tundra's driver and front seat passenger, who were not wearing seatbelts, were ejected.

The passenger was pronounced dead on the scene while the driver was hospitalized with moderate injuries. The Tundra's back seat passenger, who was wearing a seatbelt, was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Speed is suspected to be a factor in the crash, but impairment is not. The crash remains under investigation.

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