Teen dies in Lafourche Parish head-on collision

Teen dies in Lafourche Parish head-on collision

Teen dies in Lafourche Parish head-on collision

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Posted on June 1, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 2 at 10:46 AM

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LAFOURCHE, La. -- A 17-year-old boy has died in the hospital following a head-on crash Wednesday just before 11 p.m.

Tyler Dufrene, 17, was heading southbound on Hwy. 1 in Lafourche Parish when he was struck by a car driven by 20-year-old Michael Costello.

Costello had crossed the center line of the highway for unknown reasons and hit Dufrene head on.

Dufrene had been in the hospital since the crash. He died Saturday from his injuries. Costello suffered minor injuries.

Both Dufrene and Costello were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.

Alcohol use "may be a factor" in the crash, according to state police. A toxicology test is pending.

 

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