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JEFFERSONPARISH, La. -- A Belle Chasse man was killed in a crash in Terrytown after his SUV slammed into a tree, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Around 10 a.m., deputies were called to the 800 block of Legion Drive, according to the JPSO.

Richard Gorman, 44, of Belle Chasse, was driving southbound on Legion Drive when he sideswiped a car being driven northbound on Legion by a 73-year-old woman from Terrytown.

After hitting the car, according to the JPSO, Gorman lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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