17-year-old killed in Washington Parish crash
FRANKLINTON - Troopers identified the victim in a late fatal crash as a 17-year-old man.
State police say the crash, which occurred just before 11 p.m. Tuesday on LA 436, claimed the life of 17-year-old Dustin A. McCain.
Troopers say McCain was driving east, approaching a curb on the highway when he veered into the path of an oncoming black Chevrolet truck. The front of the oncoming truck hit the driver's side door of McCain's truck. The impact caused both vehicles to ignite.
Several residents heard the crash and responded to the victims, according to police. They say three witnesses, Brandon Holubar, Byron Graham, and Shane Thomas, helped pull the driver of the black truck out of his fully-engulfed vehicle.
Troopers discovered McCain's remains in his truck after Washington Parish Fire Department crews extinguished the flames.
The driver of the black truck was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.