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18-year-old man dies after slamming into oncoming truck, State Police say
LIVINGSTON PARISH – An 18-year-old man died when he crashed into an oncoming truck.
State Police said Jaxen Joseph Ray, of Denham Springs, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro south on La. 16 near Simms Road “at a high rate of speed” around 3 p.m. Thursday and tried to pass several vehicles at a curve in the road.
That’s when he hit a Ford F-250 that was coming from the opposite direction, State Police said. Ray died on scene.
The driver of the F-250 and a juvenile passenger suffered minor injuries. Both were treated at a local hospital. Investigators do not believe impairment was a factor. It’s not clear if Ray wore a seatbelt.
Blood samples were collected from both drivers for analysis.
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