Vehicle crashes into ditch, killing its driver

The wreck occurred on US 71 just north of LA 169 in Belcher
[Source: KSLA News 12 file photo]
[Source: KSLA News 12 file photo](KNOE)
Published: May. 29, 2023 at 8:38 PM CDT|Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 9:39 AM CDT

BELCHER, La. (KSLA) — A man died when he drove off the road and his vehicle crashed into a ditch in northern Caddo Parish, authorities say.

The wreck occurred about 1:17 p.m. Monday, May 29 on U.S. Highway 71 just north of Louisiana Highway 169 in Belcher.

Life Air Rescue arrived to take the man to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

William Belk, 51, of Belcher, died about 2 p.m. in the 9100 block of U.S. 71, the Caddo coroner’s office reports. An autopsy was authorized.

Caddo sheriff’s detectives and the Caddo coroner’s office are working to determine the cause of the crash.