Seven days into the year Sulphur has it's first traffic fatality. Calcasieu Parish Sherriff's deputies responded to a call at about 4:15 this morning and found a truck resting on it's passenger side.

The Truck ran off the road near  Edgerly DeQuincy Road and Marcantel Settlement Road in Sulphur.  The truck was traveling northbound on Edgerly Dequincy Road and ran off the road, through the ditch and hit several trees.  19 year old Davin L Ackel was driving and was killed in the accident. A sixteen year old passenger survived after being ejected from the truck. She is listed in serious condition at a local hospital.

High speed was believed to be a factor in the crash and toxicology test are pending.