Driver’s body identified after car crashes into canal

Published: May. 10, 2023 at 12:52 PM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2023 at 8:22 PM CDT
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Vinton, LA (KPLC) - A driver’s body has been identified after being recovered from a canal in Vinton when their car crashed into the water.

It happened near the La. 108 westbound ramp on I-10. Vinton Police Chief Scott Spell said a silver 2011 Kia Sedan was pulled from the canal.

At approximately 12:50 p.m., the body of Sandra Bent, 58, of Baytown, Tx was found by a fisherman south of the crash site, according to Vinton Police.

A car was pulled from the canal.
A car was pulled from the canal.(KPLC Viewer)

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit and Forensic Investigation Unit assisted in the search.

The investigation is ongoing.