Unrestrained driver dies in wreck

A Mississippi man who was not wearing a seat belt died Saturday when he lost control of his pickup truck on River Road in Ascension Parish and crashed, State Police said on Sunday.

Frankie L. Glaskox, 47, Lucedale, Miss., was driving a 2009 Nissan pickup eastbound on La. 22 about 5:30 p.m. when he drifted right in a left-hand curve, Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer said in a news release.

Glaskox overcorrected to the left, shot across both lanes and into a ditch before slamming into a tree, Sandifer said.

State Police suspect Glaskox was speeding, the release says.

State Police do not suspect impairment, but took a toxicology sample from Glaskox for testing, Sandifer said.