Officials identify driver of fiery crash in Ascension Parish - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Officials identify driver of fiery crash in Ascension Parish

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ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

A 49-year-old woman died late Friday night after crashing her vehicle.

According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened at roughly 10 p.m. on Friday, October 6 on I-10 E east of LA 22 in Ascension Parish. 

The driver, Elsie Bourgeois of Slidell, drove her vehicle off the road for unknown reasons. The car hit a tree. The vehicle then burst into flames with the driver still inside. 

The Ascension Parish Coroner's Office is still working to identify the driver. Due to the severity of the crash, its unknown if the driver was wearing a seat belt or if alcohol was involved. 

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