Needless deaths preventable
It’s always tough to see someone die needlessly.
It’s even tougher when it’s a young person.
But that’s what happened in Ouachita Parish on Wednesday as two West Monroe High School students died in a house fire.
Kyle Phillips, 18, and Mitchell Whitehead, 16, both of West Monroe, died when the house in which they were sleeping caught fire around 3:30 a.m. Officials said the cousins’ bodies were found in a bedroom with furniture blocking an escape route.