Youngsville Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

Authorities have identified the person killed in single vehicle crash on highway 14 in Abbeville.

State Police say 22 year old David Hilton of Youngsville died when his truck ran off the highway and crashed into Earl's Furniture Store.

It happened around 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Hilton was traveling east on LA Highway 14 when for unknown reasons his truck ran off the road, overturned, and struck a tree and a business before coming to rest.

Hilton, who was not restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Hilton's vehicle, who was also unrestrained, was transported to a hospital with moderate injuries.

It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this crash; however, toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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