On the morning of Monday, Feb. 5, at approximately 6:50 a.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to an accident on Hecker Road, near the intersection of Lalanne Road in Iowa that claimed the life of a Welsh man.

It was a single-vehicle accident involving an 18 wheeler, driven by 59-year-old James E. Johosky Jr. of Welsh. According to a CPSO media release, "an 18 wheeler was traveling on Hecker Road when it went off the roadway in a curve. The truck then rolled over and caught fire. Johosky, who hadn't been identified at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A routine toxicology report will be conducted, as the investigation continues.

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