A single vehicle accident Monday night claims the life of a Morehouse Parish teen.
Troopers with the Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to the wreck on the Cooper Lake Road at 10:58 p.m. Monday night and the preliminary investigation revealed that Tori Johnson, 16, was traveling south when she lost control of a 2002 Chevrolet truck and struck a tree.
Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Morehouse Parish Coroner’s Office. One passenger, 22-year-old Haley Tyson of Bastrop, was air lifted to a hospital in Shreveport with critical injuries. A second passenger, 18-year-old Stephen McKelvey of Bastrop, was taken to a hospital in Bastrop with minor injuries.
A routine toxicology sample was taken from Johnson and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.