At least one dead after crash on Florida Boulevard early Thursday morning
BATON ROUGE - A 73-year-old man died in a car crash on Florida Boulevard early Thursday morning.
The crash happened on Florida Boulevard near Monterrey Boulevard shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday. Sources said the coroner's office was called to the crash and that John Hunter, 73, had died on the scene. Police say he crashed into a signal pole after veering into the median.
Florida eastbound was completely shut down due to police activity following the crash. The roadway reopened around 8:30 a.m..
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