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Teens killed in car crash

4 years ago January 19, 2011 Jan 19, 2011 Wednesday, January 19 2011 Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:26:53 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

NAPOLEONVILLE - Students and teachers are mourning the loss of two of their classmates after a car crash, Tuesday night.

It happened just after 6 p.m. on LA 308 just north of Assumption High School.

Investigators say Trae Bias, 19, Thibodaux, La. failed to yield while making a left turn. Another car struck Bias sending him into a ditch.

Bias and his girlfriend, Denetta Fripp, 18, Belle Rose, La. were not wearing seat belts and were killed.

Wednesday, students were visibly upset, and additional guidance counselors were on hand talking to students that were having a hard time.

Bias' head football coach, Don Torres, received a call Tuesday night about a crash involving students.

"We got the phone call saying there was an accident and later another phone call saying there was probably teenagers involved. It made us speed up our timetable to go out there knowing that the teenagers were high school students. When we got out there, we found out it was Trae and his girlfriend," Torres said.

Torres described Bias as a hardworking on and off the field.

"Trae was the type of individual that didn't expect anything given to him. He earned everything that he did. He worked hard for everything," Torres said.

As the head coach dealt with the news, students and other teachers had a tough time swallowing the news. Tiffany Chism said her 1st class teacher cried the majority of the class.

"She started talking about how she knew {Trae} for three years and she didn't think he had to go like that. She couldn't stop {crying}. She said she's suppose to be here to help us get through this tough time but really she needed us to help her instead," Chism said.

State police do not think alcohol is a factor in this crash. There is no word at this time about funeral arrangements or visitations.



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