A Eunice man is dead from a crash while fleeing from police on Monday morning. Around 7 a.m., a Kinder police officer attempted to stop a 2006 Ford Mustang after observing a traffic stop violation. Sergeant James Anderson of the Louisiana State Police says the driver, 26-year-old Aaron Charlot, chose to run.

“He traveled south on Highway 383 into Jeff Davis Parish where he lost control of the vehicle at a high rate of speed.”

Anderson says Charlot was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour before losing control 2 miles north of Louisiana Highway 101.

“He ran off the opposite side of the highway, struck a ditch, and then went airborne. He went through several bushes and hitting a really big tree causing the vehicle to stop.”

Charlot was ejected from the vehicle, not wearing a seatbelt. Anderson said he had a choice.

“He could have simply chosen to pull over and avoided all of this.”

The crash is still under investigation.

 

Charlot's Mustang (LSP Photo)