2 adults, 2 children rescued from submerged vehicle in Ascension Parish

2 adults, 2 children rescued from submerged vehicle in Ascension Parish

ST. AMANT, La. (WAFB) - Troopers with Louisiana State Police say they are investigating a single-vehicle crash with serious injuries in Ascension Parish that happened early Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Investigators say a vehicle with two adults and two children crashed into a body of water on George Lambert Road at LA 429 near St. Amant.

Trooper First Class Taylor Scrantz says the vehicle became submerged in the New River Canal. First responders were able to rescue all of the occupants and revived one of the crash victims, according to Scrantz.

Police say the driver, Alayna Duncan, 24, of St. Amant, and one of the passengers, Jason Molder, 4, of St. Amant, were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The other two victims suffered minor injuries.

Scrantz said he was notified on Thursday, Jan. 28 that Molder had died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Investigators suspect alcohol is a factor in the crash, according to Scrantz.

Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened early Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on George Lambert Road near St. Amant, La.
Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened early Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on George Lambert Road near St. Amant, La. (Source: WAFB)
Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened early Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on George Lambert Road near St. Amant, La.
Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened early Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on George Lambert Road near St. Amant, La. (Source: WAFB)

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