Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen says an Opelousas man died in a crash on Louisiana Highway 749.

Gossen says that 67-year-old Matthew Washington drove into his truck into a tree that had fallen across the roadway. Gossen says they do not know why the man didn't drive around the tree. They are still investigating this crash.

Washington was taken to a local hospital, but he ultimately died on October 15 from injuries he sustained in the crash. This crash happened back on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Gossen says this area has seen 54 deaths because of fatal crashes this year.