Unlicensed 17 year old crashes hummer, kills rear seat passenger

Photo: MGN
Photo: MGN

Loranger, LA- A seventeen year-old driver and her mother have both been cited in a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA 442 at the intersection of LA 40 in Loranger, LA.

State Police say the crash happened just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

A 15 year-old passenger, Trent Perrin, from Loranger, LA, was killed in the crash.

The preliminary investigation has led Troopers to determine that unlicensed driver 17 year-old Hannah Chedville of Hammond, LA was driving a 2006 Hummer HU2 eastbound on LA 442.

Police say Chedville was driving in place of her mother and front seat passenger, 46 year-old Leslie Glass, also of Hammond, LA.

Through the course of the investigation, Troopers were informed that Glass knowingly permitted her unlicensed daughter to drive the vehicle.

As Chedville approached the intersection of LA 442 and LA 40, she came to a stop.

Police say the intersection is controlled by a flashing red light and stop sign for east and westbound traffic on LA 442.  North and southbound traffic is controlled by a flashing yellow light.

Chedville entered the intersection into the path of a southbound Freightliner fertilizer spreader truck operated by 50 year-old Marc L. Lanier of Amite, LA.

The front of the Freightliner crashed head-on into the left side of the Hummer in a right angle collision.

The impact caused the Hummer to overturn onto its right side.

Chedville and her mother, Leslie Glass were both properly restrained at the time of the crash and sustained minor injuries.

The deceased, Trent Perrin, was seated in the right rear seat of the Hummer prior to impact.

Police say he was unrestrained and partially ejected out of the right rear window during the crash sequence.

Perrin sustained critical injuries and was transported to North Oaks Health Systems by Acadian Air Med.  Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Perrin succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Marc L. Lanier, the driver of the Freightliner, was properly restrained at the time of the crash.  Lanier sustained minor injuries and was transported to North Oaks Health Systems.

Police say impairment is presently not suspected as a contributing factor in this crash but as part of the on-going investigation, blood samples were obtained from both drivers.

The samples will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

Chedville was cited for Failure to Yield and No Driver’s License.

Glass was cited for allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Operate a Vehicle.

The Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney’s Office will be consulted in reference to further charges pending the completion of the crash investigation.

 

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