NEW IBERIA — A New Iberia man died Friday morning after overcorrecting into the opposing lane of traffic, causing a crash that led to his fatal injuries after he was partially ejected from the vehicle.
Roland Joseph, 37, was driving his 2002 Ford F-150 westbound on the U.S. 90 service road near Curtis Lane when he veered off the road, overcorrected into the eastbound lane and began rotating counterclockwise, State Police said.
A 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 driven by Durius Barras, 52, of New Iberia, then crashed into Joseph, who was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the truck.
Joseph died at a New Iberia hospital. Barras, who wore a seat belt, was airlifted to a Lafayette hospital with severe injuries.
Police said it’s unknown whether impairment was a factor in the crash. Toxicology samples were taken from both drivers.