Posted: Feb 26, 2014 12:06 PM by Kris Kreutz
Updated: Feb 26, 2014 12:30 PM
Source: Louisiana State Police
AMELIA - State Police said a 34-year-old man died when he crashed his vehicle early Wednesday morning in Assumption Parish, but his passenger escaped mostly unharmed.
Troopers said the 2005 Nissan Titan being driven by Aurelio Montelongo-Hernandez was traveling east on LA 182 about 5:30 a.m. near Amelia when it traveled off the side of the road.
The truck then rolled over and slammed into several trees.
Police said Montelongo-Hernandez was wearing his seat belt and was pronounced dead on the scene by the parish coroner's office. The passenger in the front seat was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to a hospital in Morgan City with minor injuries.
State Police said alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, and routine toxicology tests are pending. Investigators said they do believe the speed, the rainy road, and worn-out tires on the truck may have been factors in the crash. The wreck remains under investigation.