Police say lack of seat belt use led to fatal crash in St. Bernard Parish

Police say lack of seat belt use led to fatal crash in St. Bernard Parish
Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA 300 southbound near the intersection of Beauregard Lane which occurred shortly after 12:00 am. (Source: Associated Press)

ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. (WVUE) - A 45-year-old man was killed in a crash on LA 300 southbound near the intersection of Beauregard Lane in St. Bernard Parish early Wednesday morning.

The victim was identified as Merteal Morales, Louisiana State Police said.

An investigation revealed Morales was traveling southbound on the highway near the intersection of Beauregard Lane in a 2011 Dodge Ram Pick-Up.

Morales’ vehicle traveled off the roadway to the right, striking multiple trees and a light pole. Morales was not wearing a seat belt and as a result was partially ejected, state police said.

Morales sustained fatal injuries during the crash. Impairment is unknown at this time and toxicology reports are pending. This crash remains under investigation.

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