- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

BALL, La. (AP) - State police say a teenager died when his pickup ran off the road and struck several trees.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon on La. Highway 1204 west of Ball in Rapides Parish.

Master Trooper Scott Moreau says Eric Gorden of Boyce was not wearing his seat belt and was operating the vehicle at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred.

Gorden was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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