The following is a Press Release from the Louisiana State Police:
On October 26, 2011, at approximately 1:08 a.m., troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 395 about 4 miles south of Elton in Jefferson Davis Parish that killed an Elton man and injured a passenger in the vehicle.
Investigating troopers report that a 2003 Ford pick-up driven by 21-year-old Keagan Regan of Elton was traveling north on LA 395 when Regan lost control causing the truck to flip for about 100 feet before crashing into a utility pole. The vehicle then traveled over 80 feet before landing on its roof in an open field.
Regan, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.
Excessive speed and driver impairment are suspected factors in the crash. A toxicology sample was obtained from Regan and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.