ABBEVILLE (KLFY Newsroom) – A 28-year-old Abbeville man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Vermilion Parish on Monday, according to La. State Police.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m., troopers began investigating the crash on LA 696 at its intersection with US 167 north of Abbeville. The crash claimed the life 28-year-old Jeremiah Broussard of Abbeville.
Investigators believe the crash occurred as Broussard was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on LA 696. For unknown reasons, Broussard failed to stop at the intersection with US 167 and traveled across the south and northbound lanes of travel. Broussard’s vehicle ran off of the roadway into a dry coulee, and collided with an embankment.
Broussard was not wearing a seat belt and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.He was pronounced dead at the scene by Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office. It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash, authorities said. Standard toxicology samples were obtained from Broussard and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.