Earlier this morning at approximately 6:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on Edgerly Road near Route 66 in DeQuincy.
The preliminary investigation revealed a car traveling northbound on Edgerly Road crossed the center line while negotiating a curve and struck an SUV that was traveling southbound. The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash. Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The investigation is continuing. Impairment is not suspected, but as mandated by state law a toxicology report will be conducted on both drivers.
Next of kin has not been notified so the driver’s name is not being released at this time.
The driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries.
CPSO Lt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigators of this accident.