10-year-old dies when unlicensed driver crashes car
INDEPENDENCE- A car full of juveniles, driven by an unlicensed 15-year-old, crashed on a Tangipahoa Parish highway Monday afternoon, killing a ten-year-old.
State Police did not release the names of those involved in the wreck on Highway 1054.
State Police said the driver lost control, overcorrected and ran off the highway and into a ditch.
Three of the four youngsters in the vehicle were not properly restrained: the driver, a 12-year-old boy, and the ten-year -old girl who died when she was partially ejected from the sedan. A nine-year-old was wearing a seat belt and survived.
State Police said the investigation continues, and charges are pending.
In a sad twist of irony, Tuesday begins the annual Click It or Ticket campaign, where authorities target unrestrained drivers and passengers.
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