Unrestrained driver killed in Vermilion Parish

Unrestrained driver killed in Vermilion Parish

ABBEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - Police are investigating the death of a man from Abbeville who crashed his car early Sunday morning.

According to Louisiana State Police, 64-year-old Frank Blanchard was driving south on LA 330, approximately two miles south of Jean Road, when did not turn as the roadway curved left. As he traveled off the right side of the road, police say Blanchard over-corrected his Chevrolet truck to the left crossing the roadway entirely and striking a culvert.

Blanchard was not wearing his seat belt and. as a result, his body was thrown from the vehicle according to police. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

The incident occurred around 1 a.m., April 4.

Police suspect Blanchard was impaired during the accident. Toxicology tests are pending.

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