ST. JAMES PARISH (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police Troopers are investigating a single car crash that claimed the life of a 41-year-old man.
According to officials, the accident occurred shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. Troopers began investigating the single car crash on US Highway 61 north of LA Hwy. 3274 in St. James Parish. The crash claimed the life of William Floyd, 41.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Floyd was traveling southbound on US Hwy. 61 in a Ford F-150. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford exited the roadway to the left and crossed the median and the northbound lanes of travel on US Hwy. 61.
After crossing the northbound lanes, the Ford proceeded into a bayou bordering the roadway. After entering the bayou, the vehicle became submerged.
Due to the severity of the crash, seatbelt usage is unknown at this time. Floyd sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Floyd for analysis.
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