Posted: Jul 15, 2013 2:17 PM by KATC(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
Updated: Jul 15, 2013 2:18 PM
ST. LANDRY PARISH- Today, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Highway 357 near Austin Road.
According to investigating Troopers at 6:02 a.m., a Texas man was driving a 1998 Isuzu truck south on LA Highway 357 approaching a left curve. For reasons still under investigation, the driver traveled off the right side of the road, entered a ditch causing his vehicle to overturn several times. The driver, who was unrestrained, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner. The drivers name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash however; routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.