One arrested after deadly crash on O'Neal Lane; deputies suspect driver was impaired
BATON ROUGE - One person is dead and another is in custody after a crash on O'Neal Lane Friday afternoon.
Around 4:18 p.m. a fatal crash occurred on O'Neal Lane at the Jones Creek bridge. The vehicle reportedly went off-road and struck the side of the bridge.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says three people were in the vehicle at the time. One person was killed and the remaining two fled the scene. When deputies found the driver running behind a business on O'Neal Lane they said the suspect faintly smelled of alcohol, eyes were red and glassy, and speech was slurred.
According to a report, 20-year-old Carlos Daniel Ramos was the driver and stated that he could not believe he killed his friend, Eduardo Pardo, 19. Ramos admitted to consuming a certain amount of beers prior to driving.
The vehicle Ramos was driving was completely destroyed. The passenger's arm was severed during the crash.
The crash is still under investigation. The third passenger is still on the loose.
Ramos does not have a drivers license. He is charged with vehicular homicide, drivers license required, reckless operation of a vehicle and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. A toxicology test was taken.
#BREAKING: One person is dead following a crash on O’Neal Lane in between S Harrell’s Ferry Rd. and George O’Neal Rd. That section of the road is currently closed. I’m trying to get closer to the scene. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/I3H89CcK66— Trey Couvillion (@treycouvtv) March 6, 2020
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