Five deaths in Louisiana are being investigated as weather-related and one person is missing after a vehicle plunged into a canal, officials in the rain-deluged state said Tuesday.
Three deaths were people who were in submerged vehicles in different parts of the state.
The Louisiana State Patrol said a crash Monday night in West Baton Rouge Parish left one person dead, another missing and others with minor injuries.
The vehicle left the road and went into a canal where it went under water, state police said in a news release.
In East Baton Rouge Parish, the body of a 33-year-old motorist from Plaquemine was found inside of his vehicle Tuesday morning, according to Shane Evans, chief of investigations with the coroner’s office in the parish. A spokesperson from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office told CNN that the vehicle was submerged.
And Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter told CNN that his city had a similar death.
The deaths of two people who were on oxygen when their power went out is being investigated as weather-related, Evans said.
“Had their machines been working, there is no doubt in my mind they would be alive today,” Evans said. Continue reading……..