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Witness: Driver flees police after striking woman in parking garage near LSU

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UPDATE: According to records 17-year-old Tyler Eshenko has been released from jail after posting bond Wednesday morning.

WBRZ previously reported his bond was set at $55,000.


BATON ROUGE - Police say a man stripped his clothes and fled officers after he struck a pregnant woman in the parking garage of an apartment complex near LSU Tuesday night.

The incident was reported around 6:20 Tuesday at the Northgate Apartments on Highland Road.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a female victim was pinned between two vehicles. She was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Authorities say she sustained a facial fracture and a broken leg in three places. A BRPD spokesperson says she and her unborn child are in stable condition.

Police say the driver of the vehicle ran away from police and stripped his clothing, but was arrested shortly after. 

The driver was identified as 17-year-old Tyler Eshenko of Slidell. According to BRPD, Eshenko admitted to investigators that he took LSD before the crash. 

According to the arrest report he is charged with DWI, reckless operations, and first-degree vehicular negligent injuring. On Wednesday, it was announced he would also be charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner's permission.

Jail records show Ehenko's bond was set at $55,000 Thursday.  


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