Teen Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash, Speed Suspected Factor

Published: 03-22-2024 | Category: Troop F

Teen Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash, Speed Suspected Factor


Union Parish – On Thursday, March 21, 2024, shortly after 10:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA-15 at Holmesville Road.  The crash claimed the life of 17-year-old Van Hrin Cung of Dallas, TX.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2021 Dodge Durango, driven by Cung, was traveling south on LA-15 at a high rate of speed.  For reasons still under investigation, the Durango exited the roadway and struck a tree.

Cung, who was properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Staying safe on the road can be a major challenge for teen drivers due to their lack of experience behind the wheel.  It is important to remember that driving is a serious responsibility that can have permanent consequences.  By wearing your seatbelt, avoiding distractions, and obeying speed limits, you can lessen your risk of serious injury or death in the event of a crash.

In 2024, Troop F has investigated seven fatal crashes, resulting in seven deaths.

Contact Information:

TFC Ryan Davis

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 345-2810