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30 November 2023

14-year-old charged after crashing into motorcycle; 2 dead


A 14-year-old driving a car down a highway in the middle of the night is under arrest after police said he collided with a motorcycle, killing both of its riders.

WBRZ-TV cites a Louisiana State Police news release that says 42-year-old Robert Stafford and 45-year-old Dusty Duet were pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday. It says the 14-year-old crossed into oncoming traffic on Louisiana Highway 74 and crashed head-on into their motorcycle. The teen eventually hit a utility pole and was hospitalized with moderate injuries. Police don’t suspect he was impaired.

The boy’s charges include unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and two counts of negligent homicide.