NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 55-year-old Harvey man was killed in a one-car accident in Plaquemines Parish.

Troopers say Rickey Hooper apparently ran off the road on La. Highway 39 and overturned in a wooded area about 55 feet from the highway.

Troopers were notified of the crash about 2:50 p.m. Thursday.

State police spokeswoman Melissa Matey says officials discovered Hooper dead inside his 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. Matey says Hooper was wearing a seat belt, and he was alone in the car, she said.

She said it's not known when the crash occurred; however, Hooper was last seen on Dec. 3.

The crash remains under investigation.