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:
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.