Sheriff Craig Webre reported 41-year-old Eric Laughlin of Thibodaux died as a result of a single-vehicle crash in Choctaw late Monday night. At around 11:15 p.m., concerned citizen noticed an overturned vehicle in the canal that runs along Sanchez Road. Deputies responded and discovered the driver, Eric Laughlin, was still in the vehicle as it was submerged in the canal about 50 feet from the bank. An investigation revealed Laughlin, who was not wearing a seat belt, failed to negotiate a turn, sending the vehicle crashing into the canal. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol use is suspected to be a factor in the crash, and routine toxicology tests are pending as this crash remains under investigation. Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C and members of the Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene to assist.