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.