PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — An investigation is underway into the death of two teens who crashed into a pond off of LA-427 near Bayou Manchac Sunday afternoon.

The 16-year-old victims are Caroline Smith of Prairieville and Chloe Hamilton of Lafayette, both of Prairieville.

We’re still waiting to hear from investigators with State Police on what caused the Chevy Impala to run off the road and hit a tree before going into the pond.

“Troopers are initially looking at the roadway evidence to determine any more roadway marks on the road.. off the road, the direction of travel. This crash is a tragic event. The death of anyone.. and the difficult assignment of a death notification continues to be one of the hardest things,” stated Louisiana State Police Trooper Christian Reed.

An autopsy will be performed.