Posted: Aug 12, 2012 11:45 AM by Troy Gaulden
Updated: Aug 12, 2012 11:45 AM
Source: La. State Police
BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old Baton Rouge man was killed in a crash after being ejected from a vehicle on I-10 near Siegen Lane around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, Louisiana State Police Tpr. Russell Graham said in a news release.
Brandon Ezell was riding unrestrained in the back seat of a 2011 Dodge pickup being driven by 38-year-old Jonathan Tillman of Plaquemine. The truck was heading west on I-10 when it ran off the road and struck an embankment. The truck then overturned several times, according to the release.
Ezell was pronounced dead on the scene by the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office, according to Graham.
Tillman, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries. The front seat passenger, Anquenett Taplin, 42, of Baton Rouge was also wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries.
Everett Moncrieffe, 36, of Baton Rouge was also riding in the rear seat during the crash. Moncrieffe fled the scene after the crash, and his wherabouts are unknown, says the release.
Graham says troopers learned that Moncrieffe is the owner of the pickup involved in the crash.
After Tillman's release from the hospital, he submitted to a breath sample that showed he had alcohol in his system. Tillman's blood alcohol content was below the legal limit at the time the test was taken, according to the release.
Tillman was booked into parish prison on counts of negligent homicide, negligent injuring and careless operation.