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Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 83 near S. Lewis Street in Iberia Parish.

Posted: Sep 3, 2021 12:23 PM

New Iberia – Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 83 near S. Lewis Street in Iberia Parish on September 3, 2021, at 3:00 a.m.,. The crash claimed the life of 60-year-old Jed R. Rodrigue of New Iberia.

The preliminary investigation revealed, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, driven by Rodrigue, was traveling south on LA 83. Rodrigue failed to negotiate a left hand curve and ran off the right side of the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the Chevrolet traveled through a ditch, entered a private yard, and struck a tree.

Rodrigue was not restrained at the time of the crash and sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a New Iberia area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A toxicology sample was obtained from Rodrigue and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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