A 53-year-old Chalmette man died Tuesday morning after veering off East St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette and striking a utility pole.
Kerry Lemoine, who was driving a Ford truck, died in the accident just before 7:00 a.m. near Pelitere Drive, Louisiana State Police said.
Lemoine was pronounced dead after being taken to St. Bernard Parish Hospital. Police said toxicology results were still pending but that they did not suspect that the driver was impaired, or that speed or weather caused the crash.
Lemoine was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.