Police: 59-year-old Opelousas man killed in crash while fleeing from authorities
OPELOUSAS - Police say a 59-year-old man was killed in a Saturday night crash after speeding through a stop sign and being pursued by authorities.
KATC reports that Edgar Forman died in a collision near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Landry Street in Opelousas.
The crash occurred shortly after 9 p.m., following the aforementioned police pursuit.
Police told reporters authorities tried to stop Forman after he allegedly ran a stop sign and almost hit another vehicle at Park Avenue and Fern Street.
But Forman took off at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for any traffic controls, including red lights and stop signs.
A police spokesperson said Foreman eventually crashed into a building and sustained fatal injuries.
Police say impairment is suspected and toxicology results are pending.