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Driver died after crashing into sign along Acadian Thruway

4 weeks 14 hours 50 minutes ago Tuesday, September 06 2022 Sep 6, 2022 September 06, 2022 2:34 PM September 06, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ
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BATON ROUGE - A man died after losing control of his car and crashing into a sign along a busy highway over the weekend. 

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the crash happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday outside the Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts on S Acadian Thruway. 

Police believe the driver, 40-year-old Laroy Blackmore, veered off the highway and crashed through a chain link fence before striking a large electric sign outside the building. 

Blackmore was rushed to a hospital after the crash but later died from his injuries. 

The circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation. 

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