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Laurel man dies after crashing 18-wheeler into New Orleans canal

The Laurel man swerved off the road and into the canal Wednesday morning. Source: WVUE The Laurel man swerved off the road and into the canal Wednesday morning. Source: WVUE
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDAM) -

A Laurel man lost his life after plunging his 18-wheeler into a canal in New Orleans. 

According to Gary Gaudet, the victim's uncle, Scott Landry, 44, was on his way back to Mississippi from a delivery for Sanderson Farms when the accident occurred. 

"He was on his way back for for his son's wedding," Gaudet said. 

According to Gaudet, witnesses on the scene said Landry's truck started swerving before plunging into the water. He also said people on scene tried to get him out of the water, but it was too late. 

"We aren't sure, but we think it was a heart attack," Gaudet said. 

NOPD Special Operations Division Dive Team pulled Landry from the truck. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Orleans Parish coroner's office will conduct an autopsy to determine an official cause of death and release the identity of the victim once family members have been notified, according to our sister station Fox 8 New Orleans. 

The truck was pulled from the water about two-and-a-half hours after the accident.

Gaudet said funeral arrangements are pending Landry's autopsy. 

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