Police: three confirmed dead in single-car crash in Sorrento
SORRENTO - State police confirmed three people were killed in a single-car crash on I-10 in Sorrento Saturday night.
According to Louisiana State Police, two males and one female were killed when their vehicle flipped over and submerged in water near mile marker 189 on I-10 before Sorrento. They said four occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but one female passenger survived and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales and is being treated for moderate to severe injuries.
State police said the driver of the vehicle lost control for unknown reasons and ran off the right side of the road. They said the vehicle strucked several trees, overturned, and then came to rest on its roof submerged in a canal.
A spokesperson for State Police said that the passengers in the vehicles did not have IDs and will have to be identified by fingerprint.
It is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash but a toxicology test will be conducted on the driver. Further investigation also revealed that none of the occupants in the vehicle were restrained.