State Police: 19-year-old killed in car crash not wearing seatbelt

BOURG, LA (WVUE) - A teenager died after being ejected from his car during an accident Saturday night.

19-year-old Austin Neil of Montegut was driving a 2001 Ford Sport Trac on Lower Country Drive when he traveled off the left side of the road and struck a guardrail, according to State Police. After the impact, the truck traveled across the road and rolled over several times. Police say Neil was not wearing his seatbelt at the time and was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

There were three passengers in the vehicle, who were also not wearing seatbelts They all received minor injuries.

State Police said that alcohol use is unknown at this time and routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash is under investigation.

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