Lake Charles police respond to fatal accident

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles Police responded to a fatal accident Wednesday on Swift Plant Road near La. 397.

Authorities said the investigation shows that a vehicle was heading east on Broad Street and hit the rear of another vehicle and continued driving.

Authorities said the vehicle then ran the stop sign at the city limit line at La. 397 and Swift Plant Road.

The driver reportedly continued driving and lost control just after crossing La. 397. The vehicle then ran off the road, hit a tree and then jumped the fence of the FedEx facility, authorities said.

Authorities said the driver was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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