Laplace man killed in overnight crash on Ben Hur Rd.

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 29-yr-old man from Laplace was killed overnight in a single-vehicle crash, according to State Police.

Troopers responded to Hwy. 30 near Ben Hur Rd. in Baton Rouge just before 2:00 a.m. for a crash.

Jordan Whitley, of Laplace, died on the scene.

The initial investigation reveals the crash happened as Whitley was driving east on Hwy 30 in a 2019 Ford Mustang. For reasons still under investigation, Whitley drove off of the roadway to the left and hit several trees.

Despite being properly restrained, Whitley did not survive his injuries and died on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was taken from Whitley for analysis.

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