St. Martinville man killed in fiery crash early Sunday morning
BREAUX BRIDGE - A 23-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish early Sunday morning.
According to the St. Martin Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the crash in the 2500 block of Doyle Melancon Road in Breaux Bridge at around 12:40 a.m.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The Breaux Bridge Fire Department also responded to the crash and extinguished the flames.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Devan Durand, 23, of St. Martinville. He was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained during the crash.
After further investigation, it was determined that Durand was traveling south on Doyle Melancon Road and failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection of Clayton Castille Road. He subsequently struck a tree which caused the vehicle to go up in flames.
Initial findings indicate that speed and heavy fog were factors in the crash, according to the Sheriff's Office. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor at this time.
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