POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:09am
LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — UPDATE: The driver has been identified as Wilton Dinger, III, 35, of Thibodaux.
ORIGINAL: An unidentified man died last night after he crashed his vehicle and it burst into flames.
The Louisiana State Police reports that it happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. The driver was traveling down LA 1 in Lafourche Parish when he lost control while going around a curve.
Investigators believe the car went off the road and entered a ditch that has a concrete embankment. When the vehicle hit the concrete, the car burst into flames. The driver was unable to escape and perished in the flames.
The body of the driver was transported to the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office. Both agencies are working to make a positive identification.
A routine toxicology test will be performed to determine whether alcohol was a factor in this crash.