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Police identify woman killed in fiery crash on I-10 Friday night

3 months 1 week 4 days ago Monday, October 09 2017 Oct 9, 2017 October 09, 2017 2:00 PM October 09, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

SORRENTO - Louisiana State Troopers have identified the driver killed in a fiery crash on I-10 over the weekend.

According to State Police, the crash occurred on I-10 eastbound near LA-22 in Ascension Parish sometime before 10 p.m. On Monday, police identified the victim as 49-year-old Elsie Bourgeois of Slidell.

Through the initial investigation, State Police determined the crash occurred Bourgeois' vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-10. For reasons still under investigation, Bourgeois veered off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree, according to State Police.

The vehicle then burst into flames with the driver still inside, according to State Police.

Bourgeois sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead on scene by the Ascension Parish Coroner's Office.

The crash remains under investigation.

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