A single vehicle crash in Vermilion Parish claimed the life of 59-year-old Kenneth Brasseaux, of Rayne, Friday night.

Master Trooper Brooks David said at abut 7 p.m., Brasseaux was driving eastbound on La. 699 near La. 700 when he crossed the center line, over-corrected and ran off the road. His pickup truck overturned when he struck a ditch.

Though he was wearing a seat belt, Brasseaux sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that distracted driving continues to be a major problem throughout Louisiana. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.