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Southwood High senior dies two days after being hurt in one-car crash

Authorities say 17-year-old Jailen Sloan-Kirklin died Wednesday, three days after a single-vehicle car crash. He was a Senior at Southwood Highschool. (Source: Nekeshia Sloan/ Jailen's mother) Authorities say 17-year-old Jailen Sloan-Kirklin died Wednesday, three days after a single-vehicle car crash. He was a Senior at Southwood Highschool. (Source: Nekeshia Sloan/ Jailen's mother)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport teenager died two days after being hurt a single-vehicle crash.

Authorities say 17-year-old Southwood High senior Jailen Sloan-Kirklin was pronounced dead Wednesday.

Sloan-Kirklin sustained injuries in a car crash in the 5000 block of Flournoy Lucas Road in west Shreveport.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Monday.

Officers arrived to find Sloan-Kirklin had been ejected from his car when it left the roadway and hit several culverts.

He was taken to University Health with life-threatening injuries, where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigation by Shreveport police's crash investigations unit suggests that Sloan-Kirklin lost control of his vehicle and that he was not wearing a seatbelt, authorities said.

He planned on graduating from high school this year.

Sloan-Kirklin had hopes of then pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Grambling State University so he could become a police detective.

Dr. Lamar Goree, Superintendent of Caddo Schools, released a statement in Sloan-Kirklin's honor:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jaylin’s family as well as Southwood and our extended Caddo family.

"Jaylin had a heart for his church and loved his family, including his two brothers, with all his heart.

"He had dreams of graduating from Southwood this year and pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Grambling State University in the hopes of becoming a police detective.

"Our hearts are heavy at the loss of Jaylin, a child who was deeply involved in his community and wanted to give back in service to others.”

Sloan-Kirklin's loved ones said his funeral is set for noon Tuesday at Morning Star Baptist Church,  5340 Jewella Ave. in Shreveport.

The service will be preceded by visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the same church.

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