More details released in deadly crash involving horses in West Baton Rouge
WEST BATON ROUGE - A truck crashed into two horses over the weekend, leaving one person dead and another critically injured.
The incident happened around 9 p.m. Saturday night on Section Road near Rougon Road.
The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as 33-year-old Temell Dunn and 34-year-old Jonathan Stewart were riding their horses westbound on Section Road. At the same time, 30-year-old Jordan Patin was driving a 1997 Dodge Ram westbound. As Dunn and Stewart were riding their horses in the lane of travel, they were struck by the Dodge. Both horses were killed as a result of the crash.
Authorities say Dunn and Stewart sustained serious injuries and were transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge for treatment. On Sunday, authorities were notified that Dunn succumbed to his injuries.
Impairment is suspected on the part of both riders. Toxicology samples were taken for analysis.
Patin was properly restrained and was not injured. He was given a chemical breath test and showed no signs of impairment.
This crash remains under investigation.
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