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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that on November 28, 2014 at approximately 9:55 a.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responded to the 5800 Block of Larson Road, New Iberia in reference to a traffic fatality.As deputies arrived they learned that a male, age 53, was riding on the exterior of a tractor trailer and fell from the trailer as it was going through a railroad crossing.The male was then struck by the trailer and had no signs consistent with life.He was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.The tractor trailer was being driven by a 68 year old male.The investigation is ongoing pending toxicology reports.The name of the victim is not being released until notification of next of kin.