ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — A senior at West Feliciana High School died on Monday, Oct. 16 after the Ford Mustang he was driving hit a gravel truck on Bains Road.
Nicholas David, 17, of St. Francisville was killed in the head-on collision around 2:45 p.m. Monday. According to the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, David’s vehicle crossed the center line on Bains Road before hitting the truck.
WFPSO said Brayden McEachern, 18, of St. Francisville was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash and was airlifted to a hospital in Baton Rouge. The extent of his injuries is not known. McEachern graduated from West Feliciana High School last year, according to West Feliciana Schools Superintendent Hollis Milton.
The gravel truck that was hit belonged to the West Feliciana Parish Government, said West Feliciana Sheriff Brian Spillman. The person who was inside the truck was not injured.
Spillman and Milton said that counselors will be available Tuesday for students at West Feliciana High School.
“Brayden was a recent graduate and Nicholas was working hard to gain national certifications in welding. We are praying for families, classmates and friends impacted by this tragic accident,” said Milton.
Spillman said, “In a community as small as ours, many people know Nicholas and his family. It’s difficult for us all to grasp how quickly a life can be taken. The entire community is saddened by this tragic loss.”
The investigation into the deadly crash remains ongoing.