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Baton Rouge man dead after crashing car into canal near Ascension Parish neighborhood
GONZALES - A Baton Rouge man was killed after he apparently ran a stop sign and crashed into a canal in a residential part of Ascension Parish Thursday night.
The crash happened shortly before midnight as the driver, 26-year-old Kelvin Ortega, was driving on Boudreaux Road in Gonzales. According to Louisiana State Police, Ortega ignored a stop sign at a three-way intersection and drove straight into a canal.
He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and later pronounced dead.
An investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.
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