MOSS BLUFF, La. (KPLC) - A Lake Charles man died after a two-vehicle crash near La. 378 Spur, said Trooper Derek Senegal with Louisiana State Police.
Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Aug. 24, shortly before 6:15 a.m., Senegal said.
Senegal said the crash claimed the life of Austin M. Boudreaux, 22.
The initial investigation revealed a 2000 Buick Century driven by Boudreaux was traveling east on La. 378 at a high rate of speed. The Buick crossed the center line and entered the westbound lane of travel as it rounded a right hand curve. Senegal said after entering the westbound lane of travel, the Buick struck the front of a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck with its right side.
Senegal said Boudreaux was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle.
Boudreaux sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was properly restrained and was transported to a Lake Charles area hospital with moderate injuries.
Impairment is unknown, but toxicology samples were taken from both drivers for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.