The State Police released the names of two people killed and the only survivor of a wreck Saturday that sent their vehicle crashing into a canal off Interstate 10, but the third victim’s identity was still not know late Sunday.
Carleisha Mosley, 18, of New Orleans, a passenger in the Saturn L200, was the only person to escape when the driver lost control of the car while heading west on Interstate 10 near Sorrento, said State Police Trooper 1st Class Bryan Lee.
The car flipped and landed upside-down in a canal, he said.
Killed in the wreck was the driver, 18-year-old Jashon Butler, of New Orleans, and passenger Donald Allen, 18, of Bridge City. A third passenger, who has not been identified, was also killed, according to Lee.
Mosley, the survivor, did not know the unnamed passenger, Lee said.
The crash occurred on I-10 West outside of Sorrento shortly after 9 p.m., Lee said.
State Police have not yet released a cause for the wreck, though they have noted that none of the four people were wearing seat belts when the car ran off the road, struck several trees and partially sunk, Lee said.
“They pulled the car out to recover the bodies,” Lee said. “The one person who was injured was outside the vehicle, but we’re not sure how they got out.”
Troopers are unsure if impairment contributed to the crash but will conduct a toxicology test on the driver.
Anyone who can help identify the last victim is encouraged to call State Police at (225) 754-8500.