RAYNE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities say an unidentified person has died after their vehicle crashed and caught fire.
On November 20, at around 2:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police were called to the scene of the a single car crash on US 90 in Rayne.
It was revealed that a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling west on US 9- in Acadia Parish.
For reasons unknown at this time, the vehicle crossed the centerline, ran off to the left of the road, entered a ditch, and struck a utility pole.
The driver was unable to escape as the vehicle caught fire. The driver, who is unidentified at this time, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner's Office.
Due to the significant damage to the vehicle, it was unknown if the driver was wearing a seat belt.
Alcohol use is unknown at this time, but routine toxicology tests were taken, as the crash remains under investigation.
Troopers remind everyone to remain safe on the roads and never get behind the wheel of a car if you have had any alcoholic beverages. They also remind all drivers that Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night.
Motorists that witness hazardous situations are urged to call *LSP (*577) and report that activity to state police.