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14-year-old killed in high speed crash in St. Tammany

1 year 8 months 1 week ago May 09, 2015 May 9, 2015 Saturday, May 09 2015 May 09, 2015 3:56 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall

COVINGTON - State Police say a teenage passenger was the victim of a high speed crash in St. Tammany Parish early Saturday morning.

Troopers say the driver, 21-year-old Brandon Bigner of Franklinton, was fleeing from authorities when he crossed over onto US 190 East and crashed into an 18-wheeler driven by 62-year-old. The crash killed both Bigner and his 14-year-old passenger Sloan McDow of Folsom.

State police say Binger was on the run after he fled the scene of a traffic stop on US 190 West near the intersection of LA 1077. Troopers say they pulled over a teen that was driving Binger and McDow and going about 100 miles per hour over the speed limit. While the car was stopped, Binger hopped behind the wheel and took off.

Authorities say Binger was likely drunk. He was the only one not wearing a seatbelt in the crash.

Troopers arrested and charged the accused speeding teen for speeding and underage DWI.

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