Plaquemine man killed in Sunday car crash

A Plaquemine man died early Sunday in Iberville Parish when his car ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

The crash occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on La. 1148 west of La. 1, according to a Louisiana State Police news release.

Lamar R. Phillips, 38, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala westbound on La. 1148 when Phillips’ car failed to make it around a right-hand curve, State Police said.

Phillips was wearing a seat belt, according to the release.

Troopers submitted a toxicology sample from Phillips to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.