Nov 9, 2012 8:52 AM by AP
TICKFAW, La. (AP) - State police say a 27-year-old Loranger man died in a single-vehicle crash on La. Highway 442 about 2 miles east of Interstate 55.
Trooper Nick Manale says the driver, Brandon Lala, was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The accident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
Manale says Lala was traveling west on Highway 442 when his pickup truck drifted left across both the center line and eastbound traffic lane before running off the road to the south side of the highway and hitting a utility pole.
The Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office pronounced Lala dead at the scene.