Mother and toddler killed in crash involving tractor-trailer on Airline Hwy.
BATON ROUGE - Two people were killed in a crash that involved a tractor-trailer on Airline Hwy. Monday night.
According to authorities, the crash occurred on Airline Hwy. near S Choctaw Drive sometime before 9:00 p.m.
At the scene, authorities say a 2009 Ford Mustang was traveling northbound on Airline Highway in an erratic and reckless manner. Witnesses reported the Mustang crossed over the median several times before colliding head-on with a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer.
The driver of the Mustang, Wallacea Swazer, 23, died at the scene. Carter Northern,2, believed to be the son of Swazer was transported to a local hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities believe that Carter was not properly restrained inside the vehicle.
The third occupant of the Mustang, a 19-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital for moderate injuries. The 50-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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