Man killed in fiery late night crash
LIVINGSTON PARISH - At approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday Louisiana State Police were called to a single vehicle fatal crash in Livingston Parish.
The crash was reported on LA 42 east of LA 63. Authorities say, the crash claimed the life of 46-year-old James Brunet.
The crash happened when Brunet was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 eastbound on LA 42. For unknown reasons, Brunet ran off the roadway while negotiating a curve. After leaving the roadway, Brunet's truck hit some trees before catching on fire.
Brunet was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, authorities aren't sure if impairment was a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was taken from Brunet and was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.