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Alcohol use suspected in deadly wreck

8 years 9 months 6 days ago Wednesday, September 16 2015 Sep 16, 2015 September 16, 2015 11:40 AM September 16, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in a deadly wreck which killed a college-bound teen in Baton Rouge Tuesday night.

Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police said Tashadow Gray, 19, died in the wreck which happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Scenic Highway.

Investigators said Gray was driving north on Scenic when her car was hit head-on by an SUV driven by 30-year-old Tnaia Burnette. Police said Gray died at the scene and her passenger was injured. Burnette was also injured, accoring to police, who did not release their name.

Coppola said they believe Burnette had been drinking, and charges could be coming after her blood tests come back.

News 2 spoke with Gray's family, who said she had just graduated high school and was about to begin college.

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