Sulphur man dies in Saturday morning Interstate 10 crash - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur man dies in Saturday morning Interstate 10 crash

(Source: Sulphur Police) (Source: Sulphur Police)
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

A Sulphur man is dead following a Saturday morning crash on Interstate 10 underneath the Beglis Parkway overpass.

Sulphur Chief of Police Lewis Coats said at approximately 12:52 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 10. Upon arriving on the scene, it was determined a 2014 Mazda, driven by 22-year-old John Baker of Sulphur, was traveling westbound when he left the roadway for unknown reasons. Baker struck a guard rail and then a support pylon for the overpass, according to the news release.

Although Baker was wearing a seatbelt, he was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Standard toxicology tests are pending, and the investigation remains ongoing by Sgt. A.J. Powell of the Sulphur Police Department.

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