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Brady Ortego Death – How did Brady Ortego die? – cause of death – dead : obituary – tributes

Brady Ortego Cause of death – What happened?

  • Date of death: July 4, 2021
  • Death Age: 44-year-old
  • Cause of Death : vehicle crash

Troopers have continued to thoroughly investigate the crash that claimed the life of 44-year-old Brady Ortego. As part of the on-going investigation, Troopers were able to determine that Hunter Johnson, the driver of the vehicle that struck Ortego, contacted his grandmother, 73-year-old Marie Sally Dufrene, after the crash occurred. Troopers obtained evidence which revealed that Dufrene was responsible for picking up Johnson after the fatal crash and prevented investigators from making an arrest at that time. Given the findings, Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Dufrene through the 29th Judicial District Court charging her with Obstruction of Justice. This morning at approximately 7:00 am, Dufrene was arrested at her residence and booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in St. Charles Parish.

March 12, 2021 Destrehan – On January 14, 2021 at 1:00 am, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a fatal hit and run crash on I-310 southbound on the Hale Boggs Bridge in St. Charles Parish. The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Brady Ortego of Baton Rouge and has resulted in the arrest of 22-year-old Hunter Mason Johnson of Reserve.

The initial investigation by Troopers revealed Johnson was traveling south on I-310 onto the Hale Boggs Bridge in a 2014 Ford F150 pickup towards an active work zone with workers present. For reasons which are still under investigation, Johnson traveled off the road to the right onto the shoulder where he struck multiple vehicles and a construction worker. The worker now identified as 44-year-old Brady Ortego, was thrown from the bridge into the Mississippi River. Ortego’s remains have yet to be discovered despite search and rescue efforts by the Coast Guard as well as local and state officials. On the night of the crash, Johnson fled the scene on foot leaving his vehicle on the shoulder of the I-310.

Brady Ortego Obituary, Funeral Arrangement

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