Prairieville man killed in fiery crash in Ascension Parish


GONZALES, La. (WGNO— The Louisiana State Police reported a crash that occurred shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning. Troop A began its investigation into the incident that claimed the life of 24-year-old Grant Griffin of Prairieville, La.

According to the police report, the single-vehicle crash happened on Louisiana Highway 431 north of LA Hwy 621 in Ascension Parish when Griffin, who was travelling northbound in a 2001 Dodge Ram, exited the roadway to the left and struck a culvert.

After striking the culvert, the Dodge became engulfed in flames.  

Griffin sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Griffin for analysis. 

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