A vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, on LA 26 near the US 190 intersection, claimed the life of a Gueydan man.
According to State Police, 27-year-old John Russell Venissat of Gueydan was killed in a two-vehicle crash around 2:30 p.m.
An initial investigation has revealed that Venissat was traveling south on LA 26 and crossed the centerline and struck a pickup truck.
Despite being properly restrained, police say, Venissat suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck, 66-year-old Joanette L. Klumpp of Kinder, and her passenger were both properly restrained and transported to a Lafayette area hospital with moderate injuries, police said.
Impairment is unknown, but toxicology samples were taken from the drivers for analysis, police said.
This crash remains under investigation.