Driver identified in crash

Greg Fischer Editor-in-chief

A single-vehicle fatality crash occurred in Ascension Parish on October 6, 2017, according to a media release from the Louisiana State Police (LSP).

It was not until October 9 that the deceased driver was identified as 49-year-old Elsie Bourgeois of Slidell, La. LSP stated that the crash is still under investigation.

The crash occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Interstate 10 eastbound, east of LA 22 in Sorrento. For reasons unknown, Bourgeois veered off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. According to LSP the vehicle burst into flames with Bourgeois still inside.

Bourgeois sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by the Ascension Parish Coroner's Office. The crash is under investigation. Due to the severity of the crash, seat belt and intoxication are as of yet unknown.