Vermilion Parish, Louisiana – On September 26, 2023, at 9:15 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I was alerted about a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 82, close to Alcide Circle in Vermilion Parish. The victim of the crash was 44-year-old Nicholas Ray Seaux from Abbeville, Louisiana.
State Police’s preliminary investigation indicates that the crash happened while Seaux was driving a 2016 Toyota Tundra on LA 82 in an easterly direction. The reasons are yet to be determined, but the Tundra veered off the road to the left and ran into a tree.
Authorities ascertained that Seaux was not wearing a seatbelt during the crash. He was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared dead shortly after. A sample was taken for toxicology testing and the crash is still under investigation.
Louisiana State Police urge all drivers to be cautious and responsible when behind the wheel. Please refrain from driving if you’re under the influence, tired, or not focused. Always make sure everyone in the car is correctly buckled up, and obey all traffic regulations. Not every crash can be survived, but small steps like these can frequently determine whether you live or die.
In 2023, Troop I conducted investigations into 35 deadly accidents, which led to the loss of 40 lives.