POSTED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 9:59am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 2:59pm
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — Two teens died last night after the driver crashed her vehicle into a tree. Officials say neither was wearing a seatbelt when it happened.
The Louisiana State Police reports that the crash happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15. We’re told the driver, Nikki A. Nolen, 18, of Erwinville, was driving her vehicle on LA Hwy 413 in West Baton Rouge Parish when she lost control and drove off the road. Her car struck a tree on the driver’s side.
Officials say Nolan and her passenger, Abby M. Thompson, 18, of New Roads, were not restrained. Both suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.
A sample of Nolan’s blood is being analyzed at the State Police Crime Lab.