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Police identify teen killed after crashing stolen vehicle Saturday

5 months 1 week 6 days ago Wednesday, April 11 2018 Apr 11, 2018 April 11, 2018 2:20 PM April 11, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

Update: The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 18-year-old De'antee Price of Baton Rouge.

BATON ROUGE - A man died in a crash after trying to flee from sheriff's deputies overnight.

Just after midnight, a sheriff's deputy noticed a 2007 Honda Accord on Jones Creek near Mary Louise Ave. without its headlights on. When the deputy tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away. 

Deputies said the car was traveling nearly 60 mph and drove for about a mile before crashing into a tree early Saturday morning. The driver died in the wreck, and officials say he remains unidentified.

Video recorded by WBRZ showed the impact crumbled the vehicle, which State Police say was stolen.

It's unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was taken for analysis.

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