Second victim dies in hospital after hit-and-run crash on Airline Highway
BATON ROUGE - A woman seriously hurt in a hit-and-run crash that left another person dead on Airline Highway has now died in the hospital.
Police said Sunday morning that Michelle McMillon, 34, had died from her injuries. The other victim, 29-year-old Tyree Williams, died at the scene of the crash Saturday.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said the wreck happened around 4 a.m. on Airline Highway near Goodwood Boulevard. According to investigators, a Chevy Impala was driving north when it was rear-ended by an unknown vehicle.
The impact pushed the Impala across the median and into the southbound lanes, causing it to be struck by an oncoming Chevy Silverado.
The Silverado was then pushed off the road and crashed into a tree off the roadway, investigators said.
Police said the driver of the Silverado, Williams, was pronounced dead at the scene.
McMillon, who was driving the Impala, was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries at the time.
The driver of the unknown vehicle reportedly fled the scene after the crash without stopping.
Anyone with information on the crash should contact police at 225-389-7819.