State Police: Body of 29-year-old driver found in submerged car - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

State Police: Body of 29-year-old driver found in submerged car


Louisiana State Police Troop C detectives are investigating a car crash that took the life of a 29-year-old Golden Meadow man. The accident occurred Sunday morning on Highway 56 in Cocodrie. The man has been identified as Shawn Dardar.

According to police, the owner of a marina called police Sunday after noticing that a vehicle damaged a pole, a concrete barrier and three support pilings on his property. Police arrived on scene and began checking the waterway near the property, before finding the submerged vehicle. When crews pulled the vehicle from the water, Dardar's body was found inside. Investigators determined that Dardar was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

A toxicology test will be performed to determine if alcohol played a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: