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WHITE CASTLE, LA (WAFB) -
Authorities believe speed was a
factor in a deadly crash in which a car went off the highway and hit a tree.
The victim was identified as Jye
Mitchell, 20, of Donaldsonville.
Louisiana State Police reported the
wreck happened on LA 1 south of LA 995 near White Castle. The scene is not far
from Rocky Canal. The car ended up partially submerged in a ditch.
TFC Jared Sandifer said the initial
investigation shows Mitchell was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry north on LA 1 when
the car veered off the road for unknown reasons and slammed into a tree on the
He said Mitchell was pronounced dead
at the scene. Sandifer added investigators don't think Mitchell was impaired,
but as with all deadly crashes on Louisiana highways, a sample of his blood was
sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.