Man killed in car accident

IOTA – A 29-year-old Iota man died as a result of injuries he received in a one car accident Sunday morning near Iota.

According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, deputies at the scene learned that the vehicle was traveling east on Don Drive and went off of the roadway causing the driver to overcorrect himself. The vehicle then rolled over and landed upside down facing west.

The driver of the vehicle was identified by officials as Damon Toups, 29, of Iota. Toups was transported by Acadian Ambulance to Jennings American Legion Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Toups wife Haley, 29, was a passenger in the car and received minor injuries.

Acadian Ambulance, the Evangeline Fire Department and the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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