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Washington teen dies in single vehicle crash Monday night

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By: RAYMOND PARTSCH III
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A single vehicle wreck claimed the life of a Washington, Louisiana teenager late Monday night.
According to spokesman with Louisiana State Police Troop I, troopers began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 363 near the St. Landry Parish / Evangeline Parish line at 9 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017.
The crash took the life of 16-year-old Adrian N. Johnson of Washington, LA.
Troop I’s initial investigation has revealed that the crash occurred as Johnson was traveling southbound on LA Hwy 363 in a 2006 Kia Spectra. As Johnson was driving southbound, her Kia struck a cow which was in the southbound lane of travel. After striking the cow, the Kia traveled across the northbound lane into a ditch where it then struck a culvert.
According to Troop I, Johnson was unrestrained at the time of the crash and suffered fatal injuries. Johnson was pronounced deceased on scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office.
Impairment is not suspected to have been a factor in the crash, but per standard procedure a toxicology sample will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

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