St. Gabriel man killed in wreck

An unrestrained driver was killed early Saturday when his SUV veered off an Ascension Parish road and crashed into a culvert, State Police said.

Ryan A. Mallory, 26, St. Gabriel, died about 4:30 a.m. Saturday after the single-vehicle accident, Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer said.

Mallory was eastbound on La. 621, west of U.S. Highway 61, in a 1998 Ford Explorer when the SUV left the road to the right, then veered into a ditch and culvert.

Mallory suffered serious injuries in the wreck, and died later at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Gonzales.

State Police don’t know if Mallory was impaired, Sandifer said. Troopers submitted a toxicology sample to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.