POSTED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 4:25pm
HOUMA, LA (NBC33) — An 18-year-old was killed yesterday afternoon in Houma after his vehicle crashed and flipped several times.
The Louisiana State Police reports that the incident happened on LA 182 just east of LA 3087 at roughly 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. The driver, Billy Tyson, 18, was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse at a high rate of speed when he drifted off the left of the road and hit the rocky median. The vehicle then began to flip several times and came to rest in the westbound lane of LA 182.
Although Tyson was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.
A 16-year-old passenger was in the vehicle as well. The teen was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
A toxicology test is being performed to determine if alcohol is a factor in this crash.
Motorists that witness hazardous situations are urged to call *LSP (*577) and report that activity to the Louisiana State Police.