PIERRE PART — A Pierre Part man died when his vehicle left Belle River Road and struck a culvert.
Louisiana State Police said the crash occurred early Wednesday on La. 1016-2 about a mile south of La. 70 in Assumption Parish. Troopers said an investigation revealed the driver, Dustin Coupel, 36, had been driving a 2014 GMC Sierra at a high speed.
Coupel was not restrained and died at the scene, the parish coroner's office said.