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Teenager dies as result of Calcasieu Parish crash

The following is an update to the press release from the Louisiana State Police Troop D:

**UPDATE / October 29, 2011**

 

This afternoon, at 2:49 p.m., Rios-Garcia was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX.



The following is a press release from the Louisiana State Police Troop D:

Iowa, LA–
On Friday, October 28, 2011, at approximately 5:58 p.m., troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 3059 east of Man Heyd Road in Calcasieu Parish that seriously injured an Iowa teenager.

Investigating troopers report that a 2001 Mercedes driven by 17-year-old Mercedez Felice Rios-Garcia of Iowa was traveling east on LA 3059 when the vehicle she was driving traveled off the south side of the road.  Rios-Garcia then overcorrected to the left, lost control, and struck a culvert on the north side of the road.  The vehicle then went airborne and flipped before landing.

Rios-Garcia, who was not wearing a seatbelt, received serious injuries and was initially transported to a local hospital.  She has since been transported to a Houston hospital in critical condition.  A teenage passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing a seatbelt, received moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Alcohol or drug use is not suspected.  A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Rios-Garcia and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.  The crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana state law requires all vehicle occupants to wear a seatbelt.  Wearing a seatbelt is the single most effective thing motorists can do to reduce their chances of being hurt in a crash.  Buckle up Louisiana.  Every trip.  Every time.

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