A man fell from an elevated portion of eastbound Interstate 10 near the Washington Street exit shortly before 7:20 p.m. Wednesday after he was involved in a vehicle accident, authorities said.

The man fell onto the pavement below, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a spokesman for Baton Rouge Police.

McKneely said it’s too early to say whether the man jumped, though the preliminary investigation indicates he might have.

The man was found dead at the scene, said Mike Chustz, a spokesman for EMS.