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A fatal traffic accident on U.S. Highway 61 north of LA 64 killed one man early Sunday morning.

Louisiana State Police said the accident killed Steven Byrd, 44, of Woodville, Mississippi.

Police said Byrd was driving southbound on US 61 in a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado when he failed to negociate a left hand curve. His car ran off the road and overturned after hitting a culvert.

Byrd was not wearing a seat belt and was prounounced dead on the scene by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office, police said.

It is unknown whether Byrd was impaired, but toxicology samples were taken.