Vinton man dies in accident
SULPHUR - Authorities say a 19-year-old Vinton man died in a single-vehicle accident in Sulphur.
Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say Davin L. Ackel was killed Tuesday when his truck ran off the road and struck several trees. Ackel was pronounced dead at the scene.
His passenger, a 16-year-old girl, was ejected from the truck. She was taken to a local hospital and is in serious condition.
Deputies say speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.