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Jun 8, 2014 3:04 PM by Cecilia Stevenson

Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

At approximately 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle accident in the 7500 block of Sidney Leger Road in Iowa.

The investigation revealed Jacob A. Piazza, 26, of Iowa, was traveling eastbound on Sidney Leger Road when his truck left the roadway. At that point the truck entered a ditch on the north side of the road, struck an embankment and became airborne. When the truck was landed it hit some trees and Piazza was ejected. He was not wearing a seat belt.

He was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he received from the accident.

Piazza was a deputy with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. He worked in the Corrections Division for approximately 3 ½ years. He was off duty at the time of accident.

Preliminary investigation reveals speed to be the cause of the accident, but toxicology samples were taken to test Piazza for impairment.

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