Erwinville man dies in West Baton Rouge Parish crash

An Erwinville man died early Wednesday after his eastbound 1998 Chevrolet Lumina left La. 620, struck a culvert and overturned, State Police said.

Not wearing a seat belt, Rurid L. James, 56, was ejected from his car, suffering fatal injuries, Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer said.

The accident occurred shortly before 4 a.m. on La. 620, also known as Section Road, east of La. 413 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Sandifer said.

State police don’t know why James left the road to the right, Sandifer said.

A toxicology sample was taken from James and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis, Sandifer said.