A Claiborne parish man killed in a crash last week is said to have been running from sheriff's deputies, but deputies weren't chasing him.
Sheriff Ken Bailey says his deputies were responding to a burglary call when one deputy got behind Bruce Dean, 46, on Harris Road just south of Homer.
Bailey says, for reasons unknown, Dean punched the gas and started racing away at speeds of more than ninety miles per hour.
The events leading up to the crash were caught on the deputy's dash-cam video.
Authorities say the deputy turned on his lights when Dean didn't slow down for an approaching vehicle. The deputy reportedly gave chase for a brief moment, but gave up when he saw Dean nearing a sharp curve.
Dean was killed when investigators say he lost control on a curve, crashed through a fence and rolled his truck.
The sheriff says the unexplained tragedy could have been avoided.
"If he would have just, when he turned on to Harris Road, been going thirty to thirty-five miles per hour, nothing would have happened. We would have gone on about our burglary call and he would have gone on about his business," said Bailey.
State Police are still investigating the crash. Whether drugs or alcohol were involved is yet to be determined.