A Eunice man died this morning in a single-vehicle crash, allegedly while running from police.
State Police say the crash happened just after 7 a.m. A Kinder police officer observed a 2006 Ford Mustang commit a traffic violation. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver, later identified as 26-year-old Aaron M. Charlot of Eunice, chose not to stop, State Police say.
Charlot then allegedly attempted to elude officers by traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, State Police say.
While traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Louisiana Highway 383, Charlot lost control of the vehicle he was driving about 2 miles north of Louisiana Highway 101. The vehicle traveled into a ditch on the east side of the highway, became airborne, and entered a thick wooded area striking several trees and bushes before coming to rest, State Police say.
Charlot was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner’s Office. No one else was in the vehicle.
A toxicology sample was obtained from Charlot and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted the Kinder Police Department with the pursuit.