Driver dies after vehicle ends up in West Esplanade canal in Metairie

Jim Hanzo
July 18, 2019 - 6:37 am

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a driver of a vehicle died after he, for some unknown reason, lost control of his 2005 Honda Odyssey and ended up in the canal running along West Esplanade Avenue.    

The single vehicle accident happened in the 4100 block of West Esplanade.  The vehicle was headed westbound and the accident happened around 10:40 p.m.  The unidentified man was pronounced dead on the scene according to authorities.  

The reason for the crash is unknown at this time.  An autopsy and toxicology testing will be conducted.

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