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. 

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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.