Around 10:45 p.m. last night, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA 838 in Ouachita Parish.
According to the preliminary investigation a 2002 Lincoln Town Car, driven by 33-year-old Gary Tyler of Monroe, was traveling west on LA 838 around a slight curve.
For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a large tree stump. After impact with the stump, the Lincoln began to rollover, struck a large tree, and became engulfed in flames.
Tyler, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office.
A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation. In 2018, Troop F has investigated 18 fatal crashes resulting in 21 deaths.