3 dead, 1 hospitalized after car flips into a canal in Sorrento

3 dead, 1 hospitalized in Saturday night crash
Published: Nov. 8, 2015 at 2:28 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2015 at 2:54 PM CST
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Source: WAFB
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SORRENTO, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash in Sorrento that killed three people and left the driver injured.

State Police say the crash happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 10 at mile marker 189 in Sorrento.

When State Troopers arrived at the scene of the crash, they discovered that the vehicle had four occupants, two males and two females, inside at the time of the crash. Only the driver, a woman, was able to escape after the vehicle became submerged in a canal.

An initial investigation revealed that the 2003 Saturn L200 was traveling westbound on I-10 when the driver lost control and ran off of the right side of the road. The vehicle then struck several trees, overturned and came to a rest on the roof partially submerged in a canal.

The driver was able to escape from the vehicle and was taken to a St. Elizabeth Hospital with moderate injuries. The other three occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown at this time if impairment played a role in the accident. A routine toxicology test will be conducted on the driver and submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation as Troopers work to identify the victims and determine the cause of the crash.

Anyone with any information about the crash or the identity of the victims are asked to call Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500.

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