A Holden High basketball player was killed and four other people were injured when the pickup they were in veered off a road and struck a tree early Sunday morning in Livingston Parish, authorities said.
The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. on U.S. 190, just east of La. 441, according to Louisiana State Police.
Nathan Raymond, 16, of Holden, was a passenger in the truck and suffered fatal injuries after he was ejected, troopers said. Raymond wasn't wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.
Raymond was a junior at Holden High School, where he played on the boys basketball team, according to a statement from the school Sunday night. Students and teachers will be allowed to wear red shirts Monday in Raymond’s memory.
Emergency crews brought four others to hospitals with serious injuries, State Police say.
The identities of the driver and other passengers weren't immediately released, nor were their conditions. It also wasn't immediately known if they had been wearing seat belts, State Police said.