DONALDSONVILLE, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash that killed a man in Donaldsonville.

Troopers learned that around 10 a.m. on Sunday, 43-year-old John Gray was driving a 2021 Western Star tractor-trailer southbound on La Hwy 1 when he ran off the roadway to the right and hit a tree. The reason why Gray ran off the roadway is still under investigation.

State police say Gray was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and was released from the vehicle. Gray was pronounced dead at the scene. A toxicology sample was taken as part of the investigation. Gray was from Plaquemine, La.