LABADIEVILLE — A Napoleonville man lost control of his vehicle during a high-speed chase with sheriff’s deputies along Bayou Lafourche early Tuesday, crashed and later died at a hospital in Thibodaux, state troopers said.
Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies had tried to stop Darrell Thomas, 21, shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday for speeding along La. 308, a winding two-lane highway that runs along Bayou Lafourche.
The attempted pull-over prompted a chase that exceeded 100 mph at times and led deputies along several roads and highways in Assumption, State Police said in a statement.
Thomas eventually turned the 2005 Chrysler 300 he was driving back onto La. 308 just north of the Lafourche Parish line, but he failed to handle a left-hand turn in the highway.
The car went off the road, hit a culvert, went airborne and then crashed into a utility pole.
Thomas was not wearing his seat belt, troopers said.
He was taken to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
No one was riding with Thomas, troopers said.