At approximately 11:30 p.m. on September 14, 2020, a single-vehicle crash occurred on LA Highway 3242 near Walet Road in Iberia Parish. Byson Provost ,24, of Loreauville died in the crash.
Provost was driving a 2019 Dodge Challenger westbound on LA 3242 when he failed to maintain control of his vehicle. Upon doing so, the Challenger exited the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned.
Provost and his juvenile front seat passenger were unrestrained at the time of the crash. Both were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. State Police was notified Provost succumbed to his injuries in the early morning of September 23, 2020. Impairment is unknown and standard toxicology samples were obtained for analysis. Speed is believed to be a major factor and this crash remains under investigation.
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