ATV Crash Claims Life of Loranger Teen

Published 10:42 am Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Loranger, LA – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the death of a teenager following a single-vehicle crash.
Chief Jimmy Travis says deputies responded to Gliderport Road shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday July 24 following an ATV crash which ultimately claimed the life of a 14-year-old male, and seriously injured a 13-year-old passenger. 
The initial investigation revealed the two teenagers were operating an ATV on Gliderport Rd and lost control leaving the roadway. The ATV struck a culvert and several fence posts where it then ignited into flames. The mother of the deceased as well as a passerby attempted to save the 14-year-old but were unable due to the extent of the fire. The mother sustained serious burns and was transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital for treatment. 
The 13-year-old was transported to North Oaks Medical Center where he was taken into surgery for severe injuries. After undergoing surgery and being stabilized, he was transported to Children’s Hospital where he will remain for further treatment.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Team but speed is believed to be a factor. The names of the victims will not be released as they are minors.