A 17-year-old DeQuincy teenager was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on N. Cities Service Hwy late Friday afternoon, authorities said.
Madeline Main was pronounced dead at the scene, said Mel Estess, Sulphur Police Department spokesman.
Sulphur police responded to the crash at the intersection of Cities Service and Dubach Street shortly after 5 p.m., Estess said.
Main, who was driving a 2009 Lincoln MKZ, was exiting Walmart, attempting to turn northbound on Cities Service, when, for unknown reasons, she drove into the path of a southbound Dodge truck, Estess said. When the Dodge struck Main's vehicle on the driver's side door, the collision forced both vehicles into a 2016 Peterbilt 18-wheeler that was sitting in the turning lane waiting to turn into a private drive.
A passenger in Main’s vehicle was transported to West Calcasieu Parish Cameron Hospital. No other injuries were reported.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, however, standard toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
The accident is being investigated by Sgt. A. J. Powell.
The accident is is the third traffic fatality investigated by the Sulphur Police Department this year, Police Chief Lewis Coats said.