ATV driver killed, ‘juvenile’ driver injured in Louisiana crash

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A 26-year-old man was killed and a minor was injured after an ATV crashed into an abandoned trailer, Louisiana police said.

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A 26-year-old man died on January 9 after the ATV he was riding two days earlier crashed into an abandoned trailer in Louisiana.

The ATV was driven by a “minor”, who was also thrown from the vehicle but survived, according to a Louisiana State Police press release.

The ATV was traveling on the right shoulder of National Highway 23 at Bell Chasse and crashed into the trailer, which was partly parked on the shoulder and partly in the grass, the statement said. The driver and 26-year-old man Alex Migliore were thrown from the ATV.

None of them were wearing helmets during the crash, which happened around 8 p.m. on January 7. Both were taken to hospital for treatment and Migliore died two days later.

Police do not believe speed or impairment were factors leading to the crash, the statement said.

Using ATVs on the roads in Louisiana, except for farming or “other duties” described in state law, is illegal, the statement said.

Vandana Ravikumar is a McClatchy Real-Time reporter. She grew up in northern Nevada and studied journalism and political science at Arizona State University. Previously, she reported for USA Today, The Dallas Morning News and Arizona PBS.

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