19-year-old crashed, died on I-10 a week ago; Discovered Friday
PRAIRIEVILLE – A man found dead in a submerged vehicle had been there for at least six days, State Police said in a shocking outline of a deadly wreck on I-10.
Bryan Manriquez, 19, was killed, troopers said, in a wreck that happened on June 24th. The wreck and the man's body were not found until Friday – June 30th.
Troopers suspect Manriquez ran off the eastbound lanes of I-10 near La. 73 on the 24th. After losing control, his sedan crashed into trees in the median and eventually into a drainage ditch where it became submerged.
Manriquez was reported as missing, and there was an active search for him.
An Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputy noticed the car in the ditch Friday morning, presumably after the ditch drained some, and notified others.
Troopers don't suspect impairment, but believe Manriquez may have been speeding in rainy weather on the day he crashed, which likely contributed to him losing control.
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