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Baton Rouge man dead after crashing car into canal near Ascension Parish neighborhood

2 months 1 week 4 days ago Friday, March 24 2023 Mar 24, 2023 March 24, 2023 1:52 PM March 24, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

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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