Phillip Abington, 16, of Greenwell Springs was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on Greenwell Springs Road south of Hooper Road, a State Police spokesman said.
Abington was driving a 2001 Honda Civic on Will Avenue when he tried to turn left onto Greenwell Springs and pulled into the path of a 2005 Chevrolet pickup, Trooper Russell Graham II said.
The pickup, driven by James Watts III, 31, of Denham Springs, hit the passenger side of the Honda and ran off the road, Graham said.
The Honda was pushed off the road and came to rest in the ditch along the edge of the road, Graham said. The Chevrolet hit a tree and overturned, coming to rest on the driver door.
Abington died at the scene, Graham said. Watts suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
Investigators do not suspect alcohol to be a factor in the crash, however samples of both drivers’ blood were taken and have been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis, Graham said.