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Car crashes into downed tree on Perkins Road after overnight storms

1 week 21 hours 57 minutes ago Wednesday, September 15 2021 Sep 15, 2021 September 15, 2021 10:39 AM September 15, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A driver slammed into a large tree that fell onto Perkins Road amid heavy rainfall in the capital area early Wednesday morning.

The wreck happened some time before 7 a.m. on Perkins Road near Highland Road. Photos showed the tree completely blocking the roadway and an SUV with significant damage to its front end. 

The vehicle was removed by 8 a.m., but crews were still working to remove the tree.

The driver was taken to a hospital after the crash.

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