CALCASIEU PARISH — One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash on I-10 last night.

CALCASIEU PARISH — One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash on I-10 last night.

On Jan. 28, at about 1 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10, about 2 miles west of Sulphur. Burkman Clyde Cole, 61, of Kinder, was driving a 1992 Toyota Camry westbound when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the highway. The vehicle then struck a culvert and rolled over several times before coming to rest on its side against several trees.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene despite wearing a seat belt. The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. No one else was in the vehicle.

A toxicology sample was obtained from the driver for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, distracted driving continues to be a leading factor in motor vehicle crashes. Information on distracted driving is at www.distratction.gov.

Troop D has investigated three fatal crashes resulting in six deaths so far this year.