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After month of chasing leads, coroner identifies woman struck and killed by ambulance

1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, June 21 2022 Jun 21, 2022 June 21, 2022 1:00 PM June 21, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Officials spent weeks trying to identify a woman who was killed in a crash involving an ambulance until the victim's family finally came forward to help name her.

The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office said the woman was finally identified Tuesday morning, a day after it released a statement asking for help identifying the woman alongside a digitized sketch of her face. 

The coroner said relatives identified her as 20-year-old Kiyana Baskin.

Baskin died in a hospital after the wreck on May 19. Authorities found no ID on her at the time, and death investigators were unable to identify her using fingerprints or other materials gathered at the scene.

Witnesses reported she was regularly seen walking the area where the wreck happened, around the intersection of Plank Road and Mohican Street. The coroner's office said there were reports of her "dancing or standing in the roadways" near that intersection, leading investigators to suspect she may have faced "emotional challenges."

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