Teen Killed in Rapides Parish Crash - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Teen Killed in Rapides Parish Crash

Updated:

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- A single vehicle crashed killed a teenager from Alexandria, early Monday morning.

State Police say the teen was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected during the crash.

Troopers responded to the crash around 12:55 a.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 496 east of LA Hwy 3054. 

State Police say the crash involved a 2008 Chevrolet pickup, driven by 16-year-old Chase L. Michiels. Investigators say the Chevrolet was eastbound on LA Hwy 496 when Michiels lost control and exited the right side of the roadway.  After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with several small trees and overturned.

Michiels was pronounced dead.  Troopers say his only passenger, a 17-year-old boy from Alexandria, was not wearing his seatbelt and received moderate injuries.  He was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center. 

The crash remains under investigation.

Chase Michiels was a student at Holy Savior Menard High School.

"Our school is deeply saddened by this loss," said Menard principal Joel Desselle.  "We are praying for his family during this very difficult time and working to help our students get through such a devastating loss to in our Menard family."

Chase was a junior at Menard High School.  He was an active member of the Eagles Basketball team and the Our Lady of Prompt Succor Youth Group. 

Menard will host a memorial mass in Chase's honor.  The mass will be held at 8 am, November 12, 2013 at Holy Savior Menard.  The school will also have grief counselors available for students following the mass.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:14:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.More >>
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.
    More >>
  • Judge blocks new restrictive abortion law

    Judge blocks new restrictive abortion law

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:06:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.More >>
  • Major Time, UVcast & Allergycast

    Monday's Outdoor Planner

    Monday's Outdoor Planner

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:14:22 GMT
    Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 6:00-8:00am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ...More >>
    Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 6:00-8:00am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.