Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Violet

Posted: January 31st, 2015 | Filed under: SBSO News

Possible impairment and lack of seat belt were factors in Violet fatal crash, State Police said

A man died in an early morning single-vehicle crash in Violet on Jan. 31, State Police said, and possible impairment and the lack of a seat belt were factors.

Mathew Diecidue, 29, of Violet was killed in a crash on East Judge Perez Drive in Violet before 5 a.m.

Diecidue was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 east on LA 39. For unknown reasons, the truck struck the curb on the median and Diecidue lost control of the vehicle, which then traveled across the east travel lanes of LA 39, and struck a fence and a ditch.

The driver was the only occupant and was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Diecidue was not wearing a seat belt and impairment is suspected, State Police said.

Toxicology results are pending an autopsy.