UPDATE: A 14-year-old male passenger has died as a result of the injuries he sustained in a crash Saturday night in Abbeville.
Police now say additional charges are pending on John Greene of Kaplan who was booked in the Vermilion Parish Jail on DWI (1st offense), vehicular negligent injury (5 counts), reckless operation, and no seat belt.
ORIGINAL: Multiple people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night in Abbeville, according to State Police.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. on US Hwy 167 at LA Hwy 696 in Vermilion Parish.
An initial investigation by State Police has revealed that the crash occurred as 39-year-old Andrew Reed of Abbeville was driving southbound on US Hwy 167 when his Jeep was struck in the rear by a southbound truck driven by John Greene of Kaplan.
As a result the Jeep ran off the the roadway to the right into a ditch and struck an embankment, police said.
Reed was not wearing a seat belt and sustained moderate injuries, police said.
Four occupants, including three juveniles, in the Jeep were transported to a local hospital for treatment ranging from critical to moderate, police said.
When Troopers suspected Greene was impaired at the time of the crash, he submitted a breath sample which showed a BAC of 0.115g%, police said.
He was booked in the Vermilion Parish Jail on DWI (1st offense), vehicular negligent injury (5 counts), reckless operation, and no seat belt.
The crash remains under investigation.