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Teen killed on U.S. 80

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Driver, age 16, struck utility pole
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Photo courtesy of RFD A crash on U.S. Highway 80 early this morning claimed the life of a 16-year-old Arcadia resident.

A 16-year-old boy is dead after his vehicle collided with a wooden utility pole early this morning.

Just after midnight, a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office parked radar unit observed a 2003 Honda Accord speeding on U.S. Highway 80.

Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for LPSO, said the unit had been set up running radar when a vehicle came by going 79 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.

He added the unit then pulled out after the speeding vehicle, signaling his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

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