Fatal rollover crash in Jennings

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - A Crowley man is dead after being involved in a rollover crash on Interstate 10 near Jennings.

State Police Troop D say the incident happened at 8:02 Thursday night.

58-year-old Richard J. Bourgeois was traveling north on the Frontage Road and, upon reaching LA 102, failed to negotiate a curve to the left.

The 2007 Isuzu pick-up Bourgeois was driving exited the roadway to the right, struck a ditch, and rolled over. Bourgeois, who was not wearing a seat belt, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Bourgeois and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

Last year in Louisiana, sixty-five percent of vehicle occupants that were killed in a crash were not properly restrained. Troop D troopers have investigated 27 fatal crashes in 2010, resulting in 31 fatalities.

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