Early morning crash takes the life of St. Gabriel man

State police say a St. Gabriel man has been killed in an early morning car crash.  The crash happened just after 4:30 am on La Hwy 621 in Ascension Parish.

Investigators believe Ryan Mallory, 26, was driving eastbound on LA Hwy 621 when for unknown reasons he ran off the road, entered a ditch and hit a culvert.  He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.  He was taken to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

It is unknown whether Mallory was impaired at the time of the crash.  Toxicology samples have been submitted for analysis.

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