63-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash

Published 11:01 am Monday, April 8, 2024

A 63-year-old Lake Charles man was killed in a Saturday afternoon crash near the intersection of W. Gauthier Road and Sun Meadow Lane.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said a truck driven by Thomas Swaggart was traveling westbound at about 2:40 p.m. on W. Gauthier Road when it left the roadway, for unknown reasons, ultimately striking a culvert.

Swaggart was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, Vincent said.

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Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Although impairment is not suspected, as mandated by state law toxicology testing will be performed. The coroner will determine cause of death.

CPSO Sr. Cpl. Travis CarrollĀ is the lead investigator on this crash.