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A 38-year-old man died early Saturday in a crash on La. 10 in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana State Police say.

According to investigators, Frederick Varnado was traveling eastbound along the highway by Roseland in a 2000 Toyota 4Runner when he veered off the road, through a ditch and into a tree. 

Varnado, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was declared dead at the scene. 

Troopers say investigators suspected Varnado may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash, and a toxicology sample from Varnado was taken for analysis.

In announcing the crash, LSP stressed the importance of safe decisions behind the wheel, including waring a seatbelt, never driving impaired and avoiding distractions.