Teen Driver Arrested In Gonzales After Accident

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A 14-year old now faces two counts of negligent homicide in Ascension Parish.

State Police say the teen was behind the wheel of a Nissan Versa early Monday morning that was travelling the wrong way when it struck a motorcycle on LA 74 west of US 61 in Gonzales before running into a utility pole.

The driver of the motorcycle, 42-year-old Robert Stafford of Gonzales, and his passenger, 45-year-old Dusty Duet of Prairieville, suffered fatal injuries.

The teen also faces counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving left of center, no driver's license and speeding.


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