Police: 4 killed in 3 separate crashes across capital area Monday morning
BATON ROUGE - State police are investigating separate crashes that left four people dead early Monday morning.
The first crash happened around 2 a.m. on I-10 near the Whiskey Bay exit. Police say 48-year-old Judy McClellan of Marianna, Florida was driving westbound when her vehicle apparently struck a barrier. McClellan and her passenger survived the crash and stepped out of the vehicle, but the car was hit by a pick-up truck and pushed into McClellan.
McClellan was pronounced dead at the scene. Both her passenger and the driver of the truck were taken to a hospital for minor injuries.
A second crash happened shortly afterward on LA 93 in West Baton Rouge Parish. Investigators say a Jeep Wrangler ran off the roadway near Rosehill Drive and crashed into a tree. The vehicle caught fire, and two people were later found dead inside.
Authorities are still working to identify the two victims.
The final crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Joor Road, near Greenwell Springs Road, in East Baton Rouge. Police say a pedestrian was crossing the street when he was struck and killed by a vehicle.
Investigators suspect the pedestrian was impaired at the time.
All three crashes are still under investigation.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Southern baseball players meet for unofficial practice in Port Allen
Kenan Cooper is first from West Feliciana to swim collegialety
LSU rolls out new turf in Tiger Stadium overnight
LSU Coaches dish on latest with football team
New West Feliciana football coach unsure of when he'll meet his new...