Baton Rouge man dies in two-vehicle accident on I-10 in Gonzales

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Gonzales  – Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson reports one driver has died as a result of injuries sustained from a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 West, just past the Hwy. 30 exit in Gonzales on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Floyd H. Cox, 67 years old from Baton Rouge, was traveling westbound when his 2004 Isuzu Rodeo was struck by a 2003 Acura RSX driven by 27-year-old John Sanchez, of St. Amant. Sanchez was also traveling westbound. Upon impact, Cox’s vehicle became airborne and landed in a grassy area on Boudreaux Rd., adjacent to the interstate.  Cox was properly restrained at the time of the accident.

The crash was called into the City of Gonzales Police Department at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Gonzales Fire Department and Troopers from Louisiana State Troop A assisted with the investigation.

Sanchez was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for a review of his injuries and then brought to the City of Gonzales Police Department for questioning. During the course of that questioning, Sanchez explained that he was speeding on his way to work. He was arrested on one count of reckless operation and one count of driving under suspension. Further charges may be pending.