Lafitte teen died Thursday from injuries sustained in a Sunday car accident

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Posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM

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LAFITTE, La. – On Thursday, a Lafitte teenager died from injuries sustained in a Sunday car accident, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Around 7:40 p.m., deputies responded to a single car accident in the 5600 block of Jean Lafitte Highway.

Douglas P. Menier, 18, lost control of his Dodge Ram pickup and drove off the highway, deputies said.

His vehicle overturned and he was ejected, according to JPSO.

He was transported to University Medical Center and died Thursday morning from injuries suffered in the crash, deputies said.

Investigators said they do not know what caused Menier’s tuck to veer off the road and overturn.

The matter remains under investigation.

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