Monroe teen killed in fatal crash

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Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 3:30 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Louisiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Feb. 8, 2023, around 8 a.m. on Louisiana Hwy 553 near Moon Lake Rd.

The crash involved James Michael Sykes, 17.

Sterlington Police confirm he was a student at Sterlington High School.

LSP says Sykes was traveling north at a high rate of speed.

For reasons still under investigation, Sykes’ vehicle exited the road and hit a tree.

Sykes was restrained but sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office.

LSP does not believe impairment is a factor.

Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.

LSP is currently investigating this case.