BR man dies following overnight crash in Ascension Parish

Louisiana State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a Baton Rouge man late Thursday night in Ascension Parish.

Officials say 26-year-old Kelvin Ortega was driving a Chevrolet sedan headed north on at a high speed on Boudreaux Road.

For reasons being investigated, police say Ortega disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of La 429 and hit the opposing side of a canal.

 Police say Ortega was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Ortega and will be submitted for analysis. 

Police say impairment is suspected. The crash remains under investigation.   

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