LSP: Driver in fatal crash on I-10 E near Grosse Tete identified

GROSSE TETE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police have identified a man who was killed in a crash Friday morning on I-10 East at Grosse Tete.

The crash happened on I-10 eastbound west of LA Hwy 77 in Iberville Parish around 10 a.m. The crash took the life of 58 year old Michael R. Flournoy of Abbeville.

Troopers say Flournoy was driving a 2007 Nissan Titan pickup eastbound on I-10. For unknown reasons Flournoy's Nissan ran off the roadway to the right and struck a tree on the driver's side door. Although it was raining at the time of the crash, it is not known if weather was a factor.

Flournoy was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Driver impairment is not suspected; however, a toxicology sample was taken from Flournoy and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

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