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BRPD waiting on blood tests in I-12 wreck investigation

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Posted: Jun 21, 2011 1:35 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 21, 2011 1:35 PM
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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BATON ROUGE - Investigators are waiting on blood tests to come back before issuing criminal and traffic charges in the I-12 wreck in Baton Rouge that put two children in intensive care.

Sgt. Don Stone with Baton Rouge Police said mandatory blood samples were taken from the drivers involved, and the results could change what charges are eventually issued in the crash.

Investigators said an SUV driver, 28-year-old Veronica Williams, lost control of her vehicle at the I-12E entrance ramp at Essen Lane Monday morning and hit two other eastbound vehicles. Stone confirmed today that there were five young children in the SUV, and that all were unrestrained.

A 1-year-old child was ejected from the SUV in the wreck and remains in critical condition. A second child had a concucssion and was also placed in intensive care. The other children and occupants of the other vehicles had minor injuries.

Stone said the tests will take several days, and they expect the results sometime next week.

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