Louisiana State Police said a 15-year-old boy was killed by an SUV when the stolen car crashed and capsized after a chase had ended.
A soldier attempted to stop the speeding Ford Explorer on US Highway 167 shortly after 2 am and chased for a short time, but slowed down because bad weather made the speed unsafe, according to a press release.
The driver and all four passengers were 15 or 16 years old, and the driver did not have a license, Trooper First Class Thomas Goossens said in an email.
The slain youngster was identified as 15-year-old Trachawn Harrison from Abbeville.
The press release stated that three other passengers were moderately wounded and that the police were searching for the driver who escaped.
Police said the SUV had left the road and crashed into a parked car, overturned and collided with a service pole near the intersection with Louisiana Highway 749, about three miles north of Opusas.
Police learned that the Explorer had been stolen from Abbeville hours before the accident.