A man found dead from a gunshot wound Monday night has been identified as Terrance Wright, 19, of 321 Cherrywood Dr. in Gretna, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department.

Deputies discovered Wright dead from a gunshot wound in Harvey at about 9 p.m. Monday.

Officers had been responding to what then was believed to be a traffic accident resulting in a fatality when they discovered the victim dead at the scene with gunshot wound to the chest inside a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Norman reported through a release.

Homicide investigators believe Wright left the road while driving on Keith Way Drive when the car crashed into several area fences before stopping in a rear yard on Melissa Drive in Harvey, authorities said.