Man dies after going off the road and into a tree

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police said a man was killed after losing control of his car early Sunday morning.

The crash happened on I-10 West near LA 22 in Ascension Parish just after midnight.

Investigators said Sidrian Melancon, 24, of Port Sulphur was headed west on I-10 at a high rate of speed when the 2003 Toyota Corolla he was driving went off the road. They added he overcorrected and crossed back over the westbound lanes, went off the road and hit a tree.

Troopers reported Melancon was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and suffered fatal injuries.

It is unknown whether impairment was a factor in this crash. Toxicology samples were submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

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