Donaldsonville man, 20, dies in La. 1 crash in Iberville

A 20-year-old Donaldsonville man police suspect was speeding was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning, Trooper 1st Class Jared Sandifer said.

Jye J. Mitchell was traveling northbound along La. 1, south of La. 995 in Iberville Parish, around 8:30 a.m. Friday when his car veered off the road and crashed into a utility pole, Sandifer said in a news release.

It’s unknown why Mitchell’s vehicle ran off the road, but police think excessive speed was a factor, Sandifer said. Investigators suspect Mitchell may not have been wearing a seat belt, Sandifer said.