Unrestrained driver from Rayne dies in single-vehicle crash

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 12:30pm

Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash on LA Highway 342 near Riceland Road which claimed the life of a Rayne man.

According to investigating Troopers, on Monday, Jan. 28, at 11:49 p.m., a 2008 Dodge truck driven by Troy Sarver, 49, of Rayne was traveling east no LA Highway 342. For reasons still under investigation, Sarver traveled off the left side of the road, overcorrected to the right and overturned in a ditch. Sarver, who was not restrained, was pronounced dead by the Lafayette Parish Coroner.

It is unknown if Sarver was impaired; however, toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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