State Police said a 67-year-old man was killed early Saturday when his tractor trailer overturned on US 90 near La. 668 near Jeanerette in Iberia Parish.
Russell Charles, of Maurice, was driving east on US 90 at around 7:15 a.m. when his trailer began to leave the right side of the highway, said Master Trooper Brooks David, a State Police spokesman.
He said it appears the driver overcorrected, sending the truck across the highway and into the median, at which point the trailer flipped over.
Charles, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Intoxication is not thought to be a factor, but the crash is still under investigation.