Dubach – Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on Forsythe Road, east of U.S. Hwy 167 On July 28, 2021, shortly before 9:00 p.m.,. This crash claimed the life of the unrestrained driver, who was fleeing from law enforcement and is suspected of being impaired.
The initial investigation revealed a 2000 Dodge Ram, driven by 20-year-old Tyler Brazzel, of Bernice, was being pursued by Bernice Police Department for a traffic violation. Brazzel was traveling south on U.S. Hwy 167, at a high rate of speed, before making a turn onto Forsythe Road. For reasons still under investigation, he lost control of the vehicle, and it began to roll over.
Brazzel was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene.
A passenger inside the vehicle, who was properly restrained, was not injured.
This crash remains under investigation. Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.