Rayne man killed in single vehicle crash

Photo: MGN
Photo: MGN

RAYNE, La. (KLFY)  Shortly after 7:00 p.m., Friday Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a fatal crash that occurred on LA 699 near LA 700 in Vermilion Parish.

The crash took the life of 59 year old Kenneth Brasseaux of Rayne, LA.

An initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Brasseaux was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on LA 699 when for unknown reasons, Brasseaux crossed the centerline and ran off of the roadway.

Brasseaux overcorrected and crossed both lanes of travel, struck a ditch, and overturned.

Police say Brasseaux was wearing a seat belt, but sustained fatal injuries.

He was pronounced dead on scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office.

It is unknown if impairment is a factor in this crash, but standard toxicology samples were taken from Brasseaux and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.


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