Man killed on his birthday in Pointe Coupee wreck was on his way to have cake with family

Emergency officials are on the scene of a deadly wreck in Ventress (Source: WAFB)
Emergency officials are on the scene of a deadly wreck in Ventress (Source: WAFB)
One person is dead after a wreck in Ventress (Source: Google Maps)
One person is dead after a wreck in Ventress (Source: Google Maps)

VENTRESS, LA (WAFB) - One man is dead after a wreck in Ventress Tuesday night.

Louisiana State Police says the wreck happened just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 on LA 413 north of LA 416 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The wreck claimed the life of Joseph Cador, 58, of Jarreau.

LSP says the initial investigation revealed the crash happened as Cador was driving north on LA 413 in a 1966 Chevy Chevelle. He was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when a tire blew out. Cador failed to maintain control of the car and ran off the right side of the road into a tree.

Cador was not wearing his seat belt and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office. It's unknown if Cador was impaired, but a toxicology sample will be taken for analysis.

During the crash, a natural gas meter burst, causing gas to leak around the wreck scene.

Today was Cador's birthday, and he was reportedly on the way to his family's home to celebrate and have cake.

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