Teen Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

Published: 03-25-2024 | Category: Troop F

Teen Killed in Single-Vehicle Richland Parish Crash


Rayville – On Sunday, March 24, 2024, shortly before 9:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on Glenda Street near S Julia Street.  The crash claimed the life of 14-year-old Suh’renity Butler of Rayville.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Nissan Maxima, driven by Butler, was traveling west on Glenda Street.  For reasons still under investigation, the Maxima exited the roadway and struck a tree.

Butler, who was properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Four additional occupants in the Maxima, who were properly restrained, suffered moderate to severe injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment.  Speed is a suspected factor in this crash.  Routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.

Unlicensed drivers lack the necessary skills, training, and experience to handle the complexities of the road, increasing the likelihood of crashes.  By following driving age requirements and promoting responsible driving habits, we can help ensure safety for everyone on the road.  For Louisiana Graduated Driver’s License laws, please visit: https://lern.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/GDL-Chart.pdf.

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

Contact Information:

TFC Ryan Davis

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 345-2810