Monterey teenager dies in four-wheeler accident

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 26, 2001

MONTEREY, La. – A 15-year-old Monterey resident died Monday from injuries she received while riding a four-wheeler the previous evening.

Kayla Elizabeth Hamilton was transported first to Natchez Regional Medical Center and to University Medical Center in Jackson, where she was pronounced dead.

The accident took place at about 9 p.m. Sunday when Hamilton was riding the back of the four-wheeler with other young people on Louisiana 129, said Concordia Parish Fire Chief Nolen Cothren.

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&uot;From what (we) understood she got thrown off the back of it and hit her head on the pavement,&uot; Cothren said.

He also believed the young people had been riding the four-wheeler around in circles and that Hamilton had not been wearing a helmet.

Hamilton was a student at Monterey High School and the daughter of Cliff Hamilton and Lea Hamilton. Complete obituary is on page 6A

This is the second young person to die in a four-wheeler accident in Concordia Parish this year.

In January, Charles Andrew Slade, 12, died as a result of a head injury he received while riding a four-wheeler with his nine-year-old brother.

The brothers had been riding the four-wheeler at the end of Olive Street when it flipped over.