SLIDELL, LA (WLOX) - A crash in Louisiana has claimed the life of a teenager from Pass Christian.
Louisiana State Police troopers said 19-year-old Denise A. Phillips was killed in the single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Slidell.
Troopers said Phillips lost control of her 2007 Kia Optima while driving northbound on Interstate 59. The vehicle left the roadway, crashed into a tree, and overturned. Phillips was thrown from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She died from her injuries a short time later.
According to troopers, Phillips was not wearing her seat belt. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but impairment is not believed to be a factor.