Man Dies In Iberia Parish After Driving Off Of Highway 88
State Police report the driver of a truck crossed into the westbound lane of Highway 88, hit a car parked on the shoulder of the road, continued on, and eventually the hit a ditch. The driver of the truck was ejected and died at the scene.
The crash happened Saturday evening around 6:00 p.m. as a BMW was parked on the side of the Highway near New Horizons Drive.
The driver of the truck, 22-year-old Gerald Minnick of Abbeville, was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and state police say the BMW left the scene after the crash.
The driver of the BMW, 24-year-old Virgil Bryant III of New Iberia, was questioned by troopers. They say he admitted to being involved in the crash.
Bryant was booked for Hit and Run Driving, and having no insurance.