Police said Cody L. Crittenden, 26, drove off Fish Hatcher Road on Sunday evening, traveled down an embankment and overturned in the river.
Eddie Hayes, 35, of Robeline died at the scene. Another passenger, Brandon McDonald, 30, of Mooringsport was injured.
Neither the driver nor the passengers were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred, troopers said.
Crittenden’s injuries were minor, according to officers.