Unrestrained teenager killed in vehicle crash in Ascension Parish

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana State Troopers investigated a two vehicle crash on LA Hwy 621, west of LA Hwy 44 in Ascension Parish on June 19 around 10: 30 p.m.

The initial investigation revealed that 19-year-old Caleb Mullins was traveling eastbound on LA Hwy 621 in a 2014 Toyota Camry. At the same time, a 2016 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 621.

Mullins crossed the centerline into the opposing lane and hit the Toyota head-on.

Mullins was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the 2016 Toyota was properly restrained and sustained moderate injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The rear seat passenger of the 2016 Toyota, a 9-month-old infant, was properly restrained in a rear-facing car seat and was not injured. 

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained.  Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.

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