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RACELAND, La. A 44-year-old man is dead after he was ejected from his vehicle and killed in a Lafourche Parish accident Wednesday evening.

According to State Police, around 9:00 p.m., Percy Hills was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu eats on LA 182 near Bayou Folse Road when he entered a left curve in the road. Foor unknown reasons, Hills failed to make the curve and drove off of the road.

Hills drove for about 150 feet and then overcorrected his vehicle, which caused the vehicle to cross both lanes of traffic and veer off of the road. Once the Malibu was off of the road, it struck a tree, partially ejecting Hills who was not wearing his seat belt.

Hills was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and toxicology tests are pending.

A message from Lousiana State Police: Troopers want remind everyone to remain safe on the roads and never get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you have had any alcoholic beverages. While not all crashes are survivable, proper use of seat belts can greatly decrease an occupant's chance of death and may greatly reduce the extent of injury. Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front seat and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night. 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.

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