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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.