Driver dies in Lapalco Boulevard solo car crash

Pulled from wreck by good samaritans, JPSO investigating

Thomas Perumean
March 08, 2020 - 11:56 am
Driver dies in Lapalco Boulevard solo car crash

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An early morning single car crash near the intersection of Lapalco Boulevard and Belle Chasse Highway, in the Timberlane neighborhood, is under investigation by the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office.  

According to a release from Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, the fatal accident occured around 3:45am.  

The driver of a 2006 Lexus was heading east on Lapalco when his car left the roadway and collided with a concrete traffic control device.  

The car then ricocheted off the concrete abutment and back into the roadway.  

Good samaritans were able to pull the injured man from the wreckage and even attempted measures to save his life.  

Those attempts were unfortunately in vain, as when EMS arrived on scene they pronounced the driver dead.  

The release states toxicology tests on the victim will be performed.  

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  

The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of family.  

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