Virginia man dies in early morning crash

Shortly before 5:00 a.m. this morning, Troopers from Troop C began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA 3107 just west of Rene Drive.

The crash took the life of 45 year old Robert Cook of Front Royal, Virginia.

The preliminary investigation revealed Cook was driving eastbound on LA 3107 and accelerated to pass a vehicle and lost control.

Police say he ran off of the road to the left causiing his vehicle to roll over several times. Police say he was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected.

He was later transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.

Cook had two passengers inside his vehicle, 56 year old Craig Uggen and 20 year old Kriss Uggen, both of Thibodaux, LA.

Each passenger was wearing his seat belt and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say speed and alcohol are suspected as factors in the crash.

A blood test for Cook is pending from the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.


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