Published: 09-26-2023 | Category: Troop I
TROOP I NEWS RELEASE
September 26, 2023
Unrestrained Abbeville Man Dies in Vermilion Parish Crash
Vermilion Parish – At 9:15 a.m. on September 26, 2023, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 82 near Alcide Circle in Vermilion Parish. The crash took the life of 44-year-old Nicholas Ray Seaux of Abbeville.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Seaux was driving a 2016 Toyota Tundra east on LA 82. For reasons still under investigation, the Tundra exited the roadway to the left and struck a tree.
Troopers determined Seaux was not restrained at the time of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. A toxicology sample was obtained for analysis and this crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Troopers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted, always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, and follow all traffic laws. While not all crashes are survivable, taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.
Troop I has investigated 35 fatal crashes resulting in 40 deaths in 2023.