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.