Troopers: Man dies after veering off LA 182 and hitting tree - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Troopers: Man dies after veering off LA 182 and hitting tree

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ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities said a driver is dead after a crash in St. Mary Parish late Sunday night.

Louisiana State Police reported Jimmy Barras, 52, of Patterson, was killed on LA 182 north of US 90 a little before 11:45 p.m.

Troopers said their initial investigation showed Barras was headed west on LA 182 in a 2003 Toyota Matrix when his car veered off the highway and partially onto the grass shoulder.

Tpr. Brooks David with Troop I said the car started to spin and slammed into a tree.

He added despite wearing a seatbelt, Barras was fatally injured in the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office.

He also stated blood samples were taken from Barras and sent to Troop I for analysis.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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