St. James man dies after overturning pickup

A St. James man died Saturday night after he was thrown from his pickup on La. 3219, east of La. 3127.

Allen Morrison, 64, was driving east on La. 3219 when his 1999 Dodge Ram pickup ran off the side of the road and continued on the grassy shoulder for about 300 feet, State Police Trooper First Class Evan Harrell said.

Morrison re-entered La. 3219, crossed the centerline and overcorrected, causing the truck to flip and overturn on the right side of the highway.

He was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead by the St. James Parish Coroner’s Office.

Troopers do not suspect alcohol was a factor, but toxicology tests are pending. The crash is still under investigation.