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Teen killed in ATV-pickup crash

3 years 11 months 1 week ago June 17, 2013 Jun 17, 2013 Monday, June 17 2013 June 17, 2013 7:02 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

EUNICE - State police are investigating a fatal crash involving a Honda four-wheeler and a pickup in Evangeline Parish.

The accident happened early Sunday morning on La. Highway 757 near Eunice.

Troopers say 15-year-old Matthew Neal of Basile was driving an ATV southbound when he was struck from behind by a pickup driven by 21-year-old Jonathan Tucker of Eunice.

Trooper Stephen Hammons said the ATV was not equipped with lights.

Hammons says neither Neal nor his 16-year-old passenger was wearing a helmet and both were ejected. The 16-year-old was transported to a hospital with moderate injuries.

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