VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY)– On November 15, 2016, shortly before 2:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a fatal crash that occurred on LA 10 near Greta Lane in Evangeline Parish.
Troopers said the crash took the life of 52-year-old Jeffery Kyle of Church Point, La.
According to a news release, the initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Kyle was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra westbound on LA 10. For unknown reasons, Kyle failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off of the right side of the roadway through a ditch, and struck a culvert causing the vehicle to overturn.
Troopers said Kyle was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He sustained critical injuries and was transported to Rapides General where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities said it is unknown if impairment is a factor in this crash, but standard toxicology samples were taken and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.