Police Arrest Baton Rouge Woman After Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision
Louisiana State Police have arrested a Baton Rouge woman in connection with a hit-and-run collision that left one dead and another seriously injured. An article about the ongoing investigation is available here.
The collision, which occurred in Denham Springs, killed a 25-year-old motorcyclist and injured his 29-year-old passenger. The incident occurred when a vehicle made a left-hand turn from James Street onto southbound US-16, just south of Pete’s Highway. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on scene. The passenger was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Louisiana State Police have arrested a 30-year-old driver in connection with the incident. She was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on several counts—including vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation, felony hit-and-run, failure to report a crash, failure to stop at a stop sign, and operating a vehicle with an expired registration.
According to another news source, the woman’s bond was set at $125,688. Her 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee was taken to the State Police Crime Lab for forensic analysis. Local sources indicate this is the third fatal accident in which a passenger vehicle has cut off a motorcyclist within a 24-hour period. Both the motorcyclist and his passenger were thrown from the bike during the collision.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates helmets saved the lives of 1,859 motorcyclists in collisions in 2016—and also state that the lack of a helmet contributed to more than 800 fatalities. The administration reports 5,286 motorcyclists died that same year—up 5.1% over 5,029 deaths in 2015.
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