33-year-old Kevin Arvie of Ville Platte is dead following a high speed chase early Saturday morning, around 1:30 a.m.

In a press release, Louisiana State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen says Arvie was a front seat passenger in a vehicle being driven by 31-year-old Makenzie Dixon of Ville Platte. When a trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop, Gossen says the driver sped away. Dixon then lost control of the vehicle while trying to get away on LA Hwy 10 near LA Hwy 106 and partially overturned, striking a tree.

Both drivers were not wearing seat belts. Arvie died and Dixon suffered moderate injuries.

Troopers continue to investigate and charges are pending.