Cop lights

Sulphur police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Monday afternoon on Interstate 10 eastbound.

Capt. Jason Gully said a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Murphy Bushnell was traveling in the eastbound lane of I-10 at a high rate of speed when it veered off the road and struck multiple trees.

Gully said the Sulphur Fire Department extricated the driver, who was  pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members told investigators Bushnell was in the process of moving from Houston to Basile, Gully said.  

This is the first fatal crash of the year in Sulphur.

More from this section

  • Updated

JENNINGS — The Jeff Davis Parish School Board has agreed to extend an emergency paid sick leave to employees who have not used their 10 days of paid sick leave related to COVID-19 for the rest of the school year.

  • Updated

To watch video of Gov. Edwards’ new conference, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/americanpress/videos/Gov. John Bel Edwards visited Lake Charles Tuesday to discuss helping Southwest Louisiana in its long-term recovery from the damage caused by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. The governor sent a…

  • Updated

Qualifying for the March 20 election has ended. The candidates who have signed up are listed, with incumbents marked by the letter “I”.

  • Updated

Disaster loans from the United States Small Business Association serve as an important lifeline for individuals and businesses recovering from the effects of recent hurricanes. Established by Congress in 1953, disaster loans are designed to fill the gaps between FEMA assistance and insurance…

  • Updated

The Calcasieu Parish School Board is exploring new options for providing online education to students. Karl Bruchhaus, superintendent, said the search for new products was birthed out of the sharp turn the district had to make last year when schools shut their doors abruptly in March due to …