Teen dies after LSP says drivers ran red lights
BATON ROUGE - Four days after a wreck put him into the hospital, State Police said a Baton Rouge teen died from his injuries.
Troopers said Monday that 17-year-old Khalil Hawkins passed away on Feb. 7 while at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. LSP said Hawkins had been in a two-vehicle wreck on Feb. 3.
Investigators said Hawkins was heading west on Monticello Boulevard around 9 p.m. Feb. 3 when he got to the intersection of LA Highway 37. Troopers said at the same time 25-year-old Lawrence Bottoms of Greenwell Springs was going north on LA 37, and that both drivers ignored red lights in their direction and drive into the intersection.
Troopers said Bottoms' SUV hit Hawkins' car on the driver's side. EMS took Hawkins to OLOL with serious injuries, where he died four days later.
LSP said Bottoms had minor injuries and was initially cited for running a red light. A troop spokesperson said the crash is still under investigation and further charges could be pending.
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