UDPATE: The driver involved in this morning’s fatal crash has been identified as 29 year old, Joshua Hymel, of New Iberia.
Original Story: Sheriff Louis Ackal reports that on Monday, June 23, 2014, at approximately 05:35 a.m., deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the 4100 block of Leonce Theriot Road. Upon arrival emergency personnel observed a white Toyota Yaris upside down in a ditch. A single occupant was located and was later pronounced deceased at the scene. The preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Toyota Yaris was heading north attempting to overtake another vehicle when the driver went off the west side of the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck the ditch and went airborne and then struck a tree. Toxicology samples will be sent to the lab for routine testing.
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