Sheriff's deputy killed in single-car crash in Louisiana


THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy has been killed in a single-car crash in Louisiana.

The Times-Picayune reported 21-year-old Seth Bourgeois with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office was ejected from his vehicle after he crossed the center line on LA 304 East and overcorrected to the right on Sunday. A news release from the Louisiana State Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, and died from his injuries at the hospital.

The release states that authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, although toxicology tests are pending. Authorities are investigating what caused Bourgeois to cross the center line.

He was off duty at the time.

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