Sad news to report today just East of Jena, Louisiana.

A thirteen-year-old has been killed after colliding with an 18-wheeler while riding on his Yamaha ATV. Troopers responded to the crash just before 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon on LA Hwy 772 just east of Jena.

Master Trooper Scott Moreau explained the incident by saying, "The Peterbuilt was eastbound on Highway 772, when the Yamaha entered the roadway from the eastbound shoulder and turned in front of the 18 wheeler and they collided.”

Wayden Savell, the 13-year-old ATV driver, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

Moreau continued by saying, "We still recommend wearing a helmet when you ride an ATV.  And most importantly, riding an ATV that is appropriate for the age and size of the child,”