Lobdell – Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 415 north of Interstate 10 in West Baton Rouge Parish shortly before 9:30 pm on May 17th, 2021. The crash took the life of 40-year-old Alvarado Morentes Hermelindo of Port Allen and has resulted in the search of an unidentified passenger.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as an unidentified driver and his two passengers were traveling southbound on LA Hwy 415 in a 2012 Toyota Venza. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota exited the roadway to the right and proceeded into a canal bordering the roadway. After entering the canal, the Toyota became submerged.
Hermelindo sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The unidentified passenger has yet to be located and a search is ongoing. The remaining passenger sustained minor injuries and received medical treatment on the scene. This crash remains under investigation.