Crash in Iberville Parish leaves one man dead

IBERVILLE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - State Police say a single vehicle crash has taken the life of a Paulina man.  The crash happened just after 11:00 pm Saturday night on LA Hwy 1 just north of LA Hwy 993 in Iberville Parish.

An investigation revealed that Armise Thomas, 52, was traveling south on LA Hwy 1 when for unknown reasons he ran off the road to the left and entered the median.  After he crossed the median and northbound lanes, his vehicle entered a ditch then hit an embankment and went airborne before striking a pole. Thomas was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. He did not survive.

It is unknown whether Thomas was impaired when the crash occurred, but troopers do believe excessive speed was a factor.  A toxicology sample has been submitted for analysis.

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