Louisiana State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on LA Highway 674 near Whitney Drive that has claimed the life of a Jeanerette man, according to a police report.
Monday morning shortly before 12:30 a.m., Donald Williams Jr., 32, of Jeanerette was driving a 2007 Cadillac CTS west on LA 674. For reasons still under investigation, Williams traveled off of the south side of the roadway, struck a mailbox and a ditch embankment before finally coming to a stop in a parking lot. Williams was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Williams sustained critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
It is unknown if Williams was impaired when the crash occurred. Routine toxicology samples have been obtained and will be submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.