Motorist dies in fiery wreck

A motorist died on Tucker Road early Saturday when his vehicle slammed into a tree and burst into flames, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.

Seiderick Lamar Rogers Jr., 28, 141 Hughes Lane, Pine Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.

The one-vehicle crash happened about 1:15 a.m. in the 20000 block of Tucker Road, which is in the northern part of the parish, the release says.

The vehicle caught fire before emergency responders could arrive, Hicks’ release says.