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Man dies after driving off road at high rate of speed

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana State Police have released the identity of the person who died in a car crash that happened on Sunday afternoon.

Police say that 22-year-old Thomas H. Bueche was killed about 4:30 p.m. while traveling in his truck Northbound on LA Highway 413.

According to investigators, Bueche was driving his truck at a high rate of speed and nearly rear-ended another vehicle. Police say that shortly after Bueche passed the vehicle, he lost control of the car, running off of the roadway and hitting a mailbox and utility pole.

Police say that Bueche was unrestrained at the time, and suffered fatal injuries at the site of the crash. A toxicology sample was taken and results are pending.

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