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Baton Rouge man dies after crashing dirt bike into ambulance

5 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 01 2017 Aug 1, 2017 August 01, 2017 4:22 PM August 01, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
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BATON ROUGE - Police say a 20-year-old man has died after he crashed his dirt bike into an East Baton Rouge EMS ambulance on LA 426 near Millerville Road Sunday.

According to Louisiana State Police, the ambulance was responding to a call when it was involved in a crash as it turned onto East Azalea Park Drive. Police say 20-year-old Jauuriah Solomon of Baton Rouge and 19-year-old Deondre Northern were traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of LA 426 at a high rate of speed and crashed into the rear side of the ambulance.

Northern fled the scene and was later located by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. Northern was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Solomon suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.   

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash but a toxicology sample was taken from both drivers for analysis.   

The crash remains under investigation.

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