GREENSBURG — Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a fatal crash Sunday on La. 43 about a half-mile north of La. 10, a State Police spokesman said.
Lee Womack, 67, of Greensburg, was driving a 2003 Ford Van south on La. 43 at about 7 p.m. when the van failed to make it through a curve, running off the road to the right instead, Trooper Nick Manale said in a news release.
Womack overcorrected to the left, re-entered the southbound lane and countersteered back to the right, causing the van to spin clockwise and leave the road for a second time, Manale said.
The van hit a culvert and overturned several times, ejecting Womack, Manale said. Womack was not wearing a seat belt.
Womack was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Helena Parish Coroner’s Office, Manale said.
Troopers believe alcohol impairment was a factor in the crash. Troopers submitted a blood sample from Womack to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for further analysis, Manale said.