Eunice man dies in crash while fleeing police

Eunice man dies in crash while fleeing police
The driver lost control of the vehicle where it entered woods and struck several trees. (Source: LSP)

JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A Eunice man died Monday morning in a crash while he was fleeing from police, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Shortly after 7 a.m., a Kinder police officer saw a 2006 Ford Mustang commit a traffic violation. State police said the officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver, identified as Aaron M. Charlot, 26, of Eunice, fled from the officer.

Police said Charlot was driving over 100 mph southbound on Louisiana Highway 383. About two miles north of Louisiana Highway, Charlet lost control of the Mustang and traveled into a ditch on the east side of the highway, police said.

Charlot's vehicle then went airborne and entered a wooded area, where the vehicle struck several trees before coming to a rest.

Police said Charlot was not wearing a seatbelt and ejected from the vehicle.

The Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner's Office pronounced Charlot dead at the scene.

He was the only person in the vehicle.

Police obtained a toxicology sample to be submitted for analysis. The investigation is ongoing.

The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office assisted the Kinder Police Department with the pursuit.

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