Louisiana State Police is trying to determine whether distraction played a role in a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of 24-year-old Sulphur man and that left the driver of the other vehicle with minor injuries.

State police Trooper Stephen Hammonds said Charles Parker III was driving his south Land Rover on La. Highway 70, while 50-year-old Michael Smith was driving an 18-wheeler and approaching Parker from the other direction.

For reasons still under investigation, Parker crossed the center line and crashed into the left side of the 18-wheeler, Hammons said.

Parker was not wearing a seat belt, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The remains under investigation.