White Castle man killed Christmas Eve in auto accident

Staff reports

A White Castle man was killed Christmas Eve around 5 a.m. in an automobile accident on La. 993 west of La. 3001.

Leroy Blake, 37, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe north of White Castle when he ran off the road, went into a ditch and struck a culvert, sending his vehicle into the air and it eventually ended up in an adjacent canal in an upside down position.

Blake was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. Factors in the crash were unknown, but blood sampling was made and pending.