ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a police officer Tuesday night.
Louisiana State Police reported a Jeanerette police officer died during an apparent high speed chase. The officer's name has not been released.
Troopers said they received a call shortly after 10:30 p.m. about a wreck on St. Peter Road, which is off LA 182, in St. Mary Parish.
Responding personnel found the critically injured officer in a police unit that had overturned after apparently going off the road.
The officer was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Louisiana State Police is investigating the crash. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the chase because that's where it started.