Atlanta man killed in high-speed Louisiana wreck

An Atlanta man was killed in Rapides Parish, La., on Friday when he lost control of his car, left a highway and slammed into a utility pole, according to multiple media reports.

Jarvis J. Jones, 28, crashed his 2019 Toyota Camry after running off Louisiana Highway 496 about 9:40 p.m, The Associated Press reported.

The car overturned and Jones, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The fatal wreck occurred in front of a Louisiana State Trooper, who was trying to catch up to Jones after reportedly seeing him run a stop sign, according to local news outlets.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Jones accelerated because he was trying to outrun the trooper. 

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