Teen dies in early morning ATV crash with truck on LA 757; second teen injured

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Monday, June 17, 2013 - 1:13pm

A 15-year-old from Basile died Sunday night after he was involved in a crash on his four-wheeler.

The Louisiana State Police reports that the incident happened on June 16 shortly before 4:00 a.m. We’re told the victim, Matthew Neal, was driving his four-wheeler on LA 757 when he was hit from behind by a truck.

Although the driver of the truck tried to avoid hitting the four-wheeler, he was unable to avoid contact. Investigators note that the four-wheeler did not have working lights. They also say neither of the teens were wearing helmets.

Neal and his passenger, a 16-year-old, were both thrown off. Neal was transported to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The passenger is hospitalized with moderate injuries.

The driver of the truck was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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