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NEW ORLEANS -- A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy Wednesday morning in Lafourche Parish.

The accident happened on Laurel Valley Road just west of Hwy. 308 in Thibodaux, according to Louisiana State Police.

Troopers say a 16-year-old boy driving a 2003 Toyota Tundra passed a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 17-year-old Christopher Cortez.

But the boy then tried to get back into the other lane, at which point the Silverado hit the Tundra, sending it out of control and into an embankment. Troopers say the Tundra went airborne and rolled over twice.

Both the driver and the front-seat passenger -- 16-year-old Adrian Ledet -- in the Tundra were ejected from the vehicle. They were not wearing seat belts.

Ledet was pronounced dead, while the 16-year-old driver suffered moderate injuries. The back-seat passenger was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries.

Cortez and the other three passengers in the Silverado were not injured after the vehicle went into a ditch.

Louisiana State Police say driver impairment is not suspected and Cortez passed a breathalyzer test.

No charges have been filed. The crash remains under investigation.

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