Published: 09-10-2023 | Category: Troop D
TROOP D NEWS RELEASE
September 10, 2023
Unidentified Driver Dies in Fiery Crash in Jefferson Davis Parish
Jennings – On September 10, 2023, shortly after 11:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to single-vehicle fatal crash on the Interstate 10 South Frontage Road just west of LA Hwy 26 in Jefferson Davis Parish. The crash claimed the life of an unidentified driver.
The initial investigation revealed the driver of a 2016 BMW 328 Sedan was traveling east on I-10. For reasons unknown, the BMW traveled off the right edge of the roadway and entered the ditch that separates the eastbound lane of travel from the S. Frontage Road. The BMW then traveled across both lanes of travel of S. Frontage Road and crossed a gully. The BMW became engulfed in flames, trapping the driver.
The unidentified driver (only occupant) sustained fatal injuries as a result of the fire and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner’s Office. Positive identification of the driver is pending.
This crash remains under investigation.
Troop D has investigated 24 fatal crashes resulting in 27 deaths in 2023.
TFC Derek Senegal
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
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