AMELIA, La. – An offshore oil-field worker was killed after losing control of his car when it struck and killed an alligator that was crossing the highway.
Samuel Burgess, 26, of Bayou Lourse, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday after his car slammed into a tree along Louisiana Highway 662.
Troopers say Burgess was alone in the car.
Burgess, a native of Illinois, lived in Assumption Parish.