SCSO and citizens help 67-year-old man after accident

Published 9:57 am Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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On May 26, 2021 just after 6:30 a.m., the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle crash on River Road near Oak Manor Lane in St. Rose, Louisiana.
During the investigation deputies learned that a 67-year-old resident of St. Rose was traveling on Oak Manor Lane in his Lincoln Navigator when he began having a severe medical condition. Due to the condition, he lost control of his vehicle.
The vehicle struck a stop sign on Oak Manor Lane before crossing River Road and traveling up the Mississippi River Levee. The vehicle then went air born over the levee, landing in the batture behind the levee and coming to rest in a shallow portion of the Mississippi River.
Several citizens and deputies were able to remove the man from his vehicle and bring him towards the roadway where St. Charles EMS was able to treat him and transport him for further medical treatment.
Citizens in the area may notice deputies in the area as the vehicle is removed and the investigation is conducted.
Sheriff Champagne stated that this is a great example of citizens helping in a time of need and wishes to send his heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in saving this man’s life.