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Donaldsonville man dies in crash

Fatal Crash
Posted at 11:27 AM, Oct 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-24 12:27:02-04

A Donaldsonville man died early Sunday in an Ascension Parish crash.

Brandon Chapman, 34, died in the 2:30 a.m. crash on I-10, state police say.

Troopers say the investigation indicates the crash happened as Chapman was traveling west on Interstate 10, left the roadway to the left and hit a tree.

Chapman was not wearing his seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Chapman for analysis, troopers say.

Louisiana State Troopers say they wish to remind motorists that while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.