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Marrero man dies in Jefferson Parish crash

State Police are investigating a crash that killed a Marrero man in Jefferson Parish this morning.

Simon Coker, 35, was exiting off La. 3139 onto La. 3152 when for some unknown reason his vehicle ran off the road to the right, onto a median and crashed into a concrete bridge support.

The impact caused his vehicle to catch on fire, and Coker was trapped inside, State Police say. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Seat belt use and impairment are unknown.  A toxicology test will be performed during an autopsy.

State Police say:

Many of the crashes on our roadways are preventable, and lives can be saved if we take how we travel more seriously. Whether it is by vehicle, bicycle or walking, tragedies like these do not have to occur if we plan our trips responsibly. By not driving impaired, avoiding distractions, wearing seat belts, wearing reflective materials, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic, we can make our journeys safer for ourselves and those we share the road with.

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