JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — A Marrero man lost his life in a wreck Sunday morning after his car ran off the Earhart Expressway northbound, police said.
According to Louisiana State Police officials, the crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. as a man driving a Nissan Titan was exiting the Expressway northbound onto Clearview Parkway.
Police identified the driver as 35-year-old Simon Coker of Marrero.
Troopers are still unsure why the crash happened but said Coker's car ran off the road and onto the median, where it struck a concrete bridge support.
Police said the impact caused the Nissan to catch fire, trapping Coker inside. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Whether the drive was wearing a seat belt is still unknown, police said. A toxicology test will also be performed at a later date.