A Westwego man died in a single-vehicle crash in Covington late Monday, Louisiana State Police said.
Shortly after 11 p.m., Mohssen Hajighassem Jr., 38, of Westwego, was driving a 2007 Lexus northbound on La. 437 south of La. 40 when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and went off the left side of the roadway, State Police said in a news release.
Hajighassem over-corrected to the right, causing his vehicle to re-enter the roadway and travel off the right side of La. 437, where the vehicle hit a ditch and overturned.
Hajighassem, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.