ATV rider killed and ‘juvenile’ rider 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 Jan. 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 ejected from the vehicle but survived, according to a Louisiana State Police press release.

The ATV was driving on the right shoulder of State Route 23 at Bell Chasse and crashed into the trailer, which was partially parked on the shoulder and partially in the grass, according to the press release. The driver and 26-year-old man, Alex Migliore, were ejected from the ATV.

Neither of them were wearing helmets during the accident, 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 speeding or impaired driving were factors leading to the crash, the statement said.

The use of ATVs on Louisiana roads, 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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