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Driver arrested in Baton Rouge crash that left victim paralyzed

6 years 6 months 2 days ago Tuesday, December 12 2017 Dec 12, 2017 December 12, 2017 12:13 PM December 12, 2017 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old is facing several charges after a crash he caused earlier this year left a man permanently paralyzed from the neck down.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, William Whited was arrested for a crash on Somerset Street in Jan. 2017. Police say Whited sped through an intersection and t-boned another driver in a Nissan sports car, forcing him into a tree.

Police say the driver of the Nissan suffered serious injuries and has been left paralyzed from the neck down as a result of the crash.

Evidence from the scene suggested Whited had been traveling more than 40 miles over the speed limit in a residential area at the time and hadn't hit the brakes until the last second.

Whited was arrested and charged with speeding, reckless operation, and negligent injuring.

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