SCHRIEVER, La. – A Houma man died after being ejected from his car in a crash that police believe may have involved alcohol, according to the Louisiana State Police.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Diron Williams, 38, was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 on LA 24 South by the Lost Bridge in Shriever.
After failing to negotiate a slight right hand curve, the vehicle drifted on to the left shoulder, police said.
Williams attempted to correct the vehicle's path but oversteered, which caused the truck to rotate clockwise across both lanes and travel off the right side of the roadway, according to the LSP.
The truck entered a roadside ditch and struck a tree and driveway. This led to the vehicle overturning several times, police said.
Williams was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the truck and pronounced dead on the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office.
A passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing a seatbelt, received minor injuries in the crash, police said.
“Taking the time to buckle up every trip and every time is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash,” LSP said. Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, in the front seat or back seat, to be properly restrained at all times.
Toxicology tests are pending for Williams, but alcohol is expected to be a factor, according to police.
The crash remains under investigation.
Motorists that witness hazardous situations are urged to call *LSP (*577.)