State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of an 18-year-old.
Juan Carlos Mendoza-Rangel of Donaldsonville died in the crash, which happened at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday.
The crash happened on La. 405 near La. 69 in Iberville Parish.
Troopers say Mendoza-Rangel was driving a pick-up truck south on the highway when it ran off the road and hit a ditch. It overturned several times, troopers say.
Mendoza-Rangel wasn’t wearing a seat belt and he was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberville Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is a suspected factor, and a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. Excessive speed is also considered a factor. This crash remains under investigation, and there is no further information at this time, troopers said.