Pass Christian teenager killed in crash

Pass Christian teenager killed in crash

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.

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