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Teen's body found near interstate following crash overnight

2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, June 15 2021 Jun 15, 2021 June 15, 2021 2:27 PM June 15, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A teenager's body was found among the wreckage of a vehicle that crashed on Saturday. Police originally thought he was on his way to the hospital after being shot when the car crashed, but autopsy results showed he did not have any gunshot wounds. 

Baton Rouge Police said Saturday, detectives are investigating the death of Cornell McDuffey, 18, after McDuffey's body was found in a grassy area along I-10 East near Essen Lane overnight.

Information gathered from police indicates McDuffey and three others were in a vehicle driving down the interstate after McDuffey was thought to have been shot on Balis Drive. As the vehicle approached Essen Lane, the driver lost control of the car resulting in a crash, police said.

Police responding to the wreck found McDuffey's body along the interstate and three people running from the crash scene. Two of the three people were captured and detained but are not being cooperative, police said. They were not identified.

A weapon was found at the scene and collected as evidence and BRPD will continue to investigate the shooting. 

Police responded to the crash scene around 11:30 Friday night.

Police said the entire incident is still under investigation.

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