A Texas man died in a single-vehicle accident on La. 27 north of the Ellender Bridge in Hackberry.
State Police Troop D spokesman Sgt. James Anderson said Belisario D. Rodriguez, 32, of McAllen died when his pickup truck ran off the road in a slight curve and he overcorrected, lost control of the vehicle, causing it to enter a ditch and roll over several times into a marshy area.
Rodriguez, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. Troopers searched the area, wading through waist-deep water and high weeds, and located Rodriguez’s body about 200 feet away from the vehicle.
For more details, see Wednesday’s edition of the American Press.