- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State police say charges are pending a fatal accident on Louisiana Highway 1 south of Alexandria in Rapides Parish.

Master Trooper Scott Moreau says a car being driving by 19-year-old Mark Eldridge Jr. of Cottonport ran off the road, struck a fence and then hit a tree.

Moreau says a passenger in Eldridge’s car, 20-year-old Shakira Mingo, of Mansura, was taken to Rapides Regional Trauma Center where she was pronounced died.

He says Eldridge was wearing his seat belt, but Mingo was not.

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