(L.A.) Peter De La Vasselais, 60, Died in a Vehicle

Case Number: 2023-02774

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 60-year-old Caucasian male that occurred in a vehicle.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Peter De La Vasselais of El Segundo, California.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Combined Effects of Mitragynine and Fentanyl

Other Significant Conditions: Medical History of Ethanol Abuse, Tobacco Smoking and Unspecified Heart Issues

RIP PETER DE LA VASSELAIS (October 17, 1962 – March 12, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 10:57 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on October 9, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs.

Mitragynine is commonly known as kratom.