One person dies in fiery single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy. 40

Livingston Parish News

Livingston Parish, La. (BRPROUD)- One person has died following a single-car crash in Independence near the Livingston Parish border, according to Louisiana State Police.

Just before 2 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy. 40, located east of LA Hwy. 43 in the most northeastern part of Livingston Parish.

During the investigation, troopers determined that a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup was traveling eastbound on LA 40 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway and began to overturn.

The pickup then struck a tree and became engulfed in flames. The driver sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.

The crash investigation remains ongoing, according to LSP spokesperson Jeremy Price.

Authorities have yet to release the identity of the deceased driver.

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