LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash that happened early Friday morning in Lake Charles, according to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
The department responded at approximately 3 a.m. in reference to an accident on Southpark Drive. A truck was headed southbound when it left the roadway and hit a tree. The driver, Robert Kelly, 30, of Texas, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
According to the department's news release, Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene. It appears speed may be a factor in the accident.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Sgt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator on this fatality.