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July 25, 2023

14 Year-Old Dead, 13 Year-Old Injured in ATV Crash Near Loranger

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office reports the death of a teenager following a ATV crash on Gliderport Road near Loranger on Monday (June 24, 2023). Chief Jimmy Travis says crash ultimately claimed the life of a 14 year old male and seriously injured a 13 year old passenger. 

The initial investigation revealed the two teenagers were operating an ATV and lost control leaving the roadway. The ATV struck a culvert and several fence posts where it then ignited into flames. The mother of the deceased as well as a passerby attempted to save the 14 year old but were unable due to the extent of the fire. The mother sustained serious burns and was transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital for treatment. 

The 13 year old was transported to North Oaks Medical Center where he was taken into surgery for severe injuries. After undergoing surgery and being stabilized, he was transported to Children's Hospital where he will remain for further treatment.  

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Team but speed is believed to be a factor. The names of the victims will not be released as they are minors.

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