Lake Charles –


Earlier this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident on Southpark Drive in Lake Charles. 


The preliminary investigation revealed the truck was traveling southbound when it left the roadway and struck a tree.  The driver, Robert Kelly, 30, Texas, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.  


 It appears speed may be a factor of the accident but the investigation is still continuing. As mandated by state law, a toxicology report will be conducted on the driver.


CPSO Sgt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator on this fatality.