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Driver dies after car splits utility pole and flips

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Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) -

A 27-year-old man died after the car he was driving hit a utility pole and flipped Wednesday morning.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Zachary Mounce of Zachary was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened on East Flonacher Road in Zachary around 6:30 a.m.

Deputies reported Mounce was headed westbound when the car went off the road, hit the pole and flipped. The impact of the crash split the pole.

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the accident.

They sent a sample of Mounce's blood to a lab and are awaiting the toxicology results.

The crash remains under investigation.

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