Posted: Jun 27, 2010 11:49 AM by Rachel Frost
A teenager from Baton Rouge died when he was thrown from a pickup in a single vehicle crash on LA 1016-2 in Assumption Parish last night. Louisiana State Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
According to police, Taylor C. Hancock,19, of Baton Rouge, was driving the truck when he ran off the road into a ditch and hit a culvert sending the truck airborne until it hit a tree.
Passenger Steven D. Whiddon, 19, of Baton Rouge, died when he was ejected from the pickup. Another passenger, Mary E. Danehower, 19, of Gonzales was seriously injured in the crash and taken to the hospital. Hancock was not injured.
Police say a breath test showed Hancock had a blood alcohol content higher than the legal limit.
Hancock is charged with improper lane usage, vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury, no seat belt, open container in a vehicle and possession of a fraudulent drivers license. He was booked at the Assumption Parish Jail.
News 2's Rob Krieger is covering this story and will have more information at is becomes available.