A 63-year-old New Iberia man was killed Friday (April 17) in a single-vehicle crash on the US 90 South Frontage Road at Darnall Road, according to State Police.
Troopers say Wallace Davis was driving a 2003 GMC pickup truck westbound on the US 90 South Frontage Road approaching Darnall Road when for unknown reasons Davis failed to negotiate a left curve and traveled off of the roadway and into the grass separator. Police say Davis’ vehicle continued to travel west across Darnall Road before overturning. Unfortunately, Davis was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He sustained fatal injuries as a result and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.
Investigators with Troop I and the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office put the time of the crash between 8:30 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. Friday. Davis’ blood has been sent to the Louisiana State Police crime lab for testing.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists of the importance of seatbelt use. Louisiana law requires that every person in a motor vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a violent crash rise significantly when properly restrained.