NEW IBERIA — Iberia Parish authorities said a 29-year-old New Iberia man was killed early Monday in a single-vehicle crash.
Joshua Hymel died at the scene of the 5:35 a.m. crash on an Iberia Parish road, Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jeremy Kelley said in a news release.
Sheriff’s Office investigators believe Hymel was driving a white Toyota Yaris north in the 4100 block of Leonce Theriot Road when he tried to pass a vehicle but veered off the road, Kelley said.
The Toyota struck a ditch and went airborne before hitting a tree, Kelly said.
Toxicology samples were sent to the Acadiana Crime Lab for testing and the accident remains under investigation, Kelley said.