Rayne man killed in Vermilion Parish crash
Vermilion Parish – A Rayne man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening
According to Louisiana State Police, Kenneth Brasseaux, 59, died in the crash that occurred on Louisiana Highway 699 near Louisiana Highway 700 at just after 7 p.m. on Oct. 14.
The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Brasseaux was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on La. 699. For unknown reasons, Brasseaux crossed the centerline and ran off of the roadway, over-corrected and crossed both lanes of travel, struck a ditch, and overturned.
Brasseaux was wearing a seat belt, but sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead on scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office.
It is unknown if impairment is a factor in this crash, but standard toxicology samples were taken from Brasseaux and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that distracted driving continues to be a major problem throughout Louisiana. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.