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Juveniles killed in Claiborne Parish crash Wednesday

Claiborne Parish – Two Claiborne Parish juveniles were killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night, according to a press release from Louisiana State Police Troop G.

On August 28, 2019, shortly after 8:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 2, east of Louisiana Highway 9. The crash took the lives of two Haynesville juveniles.

“The preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Honda Accord, driven by 17-year-old Tony Singleton, was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 2,” The release read.

“Singleton lost control of his vehicle, traveled into the opposing lane, and was struck by an eastbound Chevrolet Suburban.”

According to the release, Singleton and his passenger, 15-year-old Neal Dequez, were not restrained and sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet Suburban, who was properly restrained, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

“Toxicology samples from both drivers were obtained and will be submitted for analysis,” the release read.

This crash remains under investigation.

“Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash,” read the release.

“Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.”

In 2019, Troop G has investigated 17 fatal crashes resulting in 19 deaths.