Man dies in overnight crash, driver arrested

ALBANY, LA (WAFB) - One man is dead after a single-vehicle crash on Sunday morning.

The crash happened on Henry White Road in Albany around 2:00 a.m.

Forty-one-year-old Chad Chaisson was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver was Chaisson's son, 21-year-old Ryan Chaisson. Ryan Chaisson was transported to a nearby medical facility for minor injuries. He was later released and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center, according to Livingston Parish spokesperson Lori Steele.

Chaisson was driving eastbound on Henry White Road when his car left the road, hit a ditch and then a tree.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.

Ryan Chaisson is charged with DWI, Reckless Operation and Vehicular Homicide. His bond was set at $101,378.00.

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