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Louisiana State Police vehicles parked at headquarters, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Baton Rouge, La.

A Geismar man died after a single-vehicle wreck in Ascension Parish Saturday, according to the Louisiana State Police. 

Mikel Michel III, 49, was behind the wheel of a 1999 Jeep Wrangler on La. 73 about 1 a.m. Saturday when he went off the side of the road, State Police said.

The vehicle struck a mailbox before continuing into a ditch and flipping. Michel, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on scene, State Police said. 

It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash, a State Police spokesman said, and the cause remains under investigation.