Driver dies when car flips and he gets ejected

ERWINVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators said a man was killed after getting thrown from his car in a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning.

Louisiana State Police identified the driver as Rurid James, 56, of Erwinville.

Troopers reported the wreck happened on LA 620 (Section Road) near LA 413 in West Baton Rouge Parish around 4 a.m.

Tpr. Jared Sandifer with LSP said the initial investigation showed James was headed east on Section Road in a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina and the car went off the road.

He added the car went through a ditch, hit a ditch and flipped. Reports stated James was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Per standard procedure in deadly crashes on Louisiana roadways, a sample of his blood was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The investigation is ongoing.

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