Baker Man Killed in East Baton Rouge Parish Crash

Published: 12-10-2020 | Category: Troop A

Baker Man Killed in East Baton Rouge Parish Crash
Baton Rouge – Shortly before 11:00 pm on December 9, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 30(Nicholson Drive) at the intersection of Bluebonnet Boulevard in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash claimed the life of 26-year-old Donovan Lewis of Baker.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Lewis was traveling westbound on Bluebonnet Blvd. in a 2017 Nissan Versa. As the Nissan approached the intersection of LA Hwy 30, Lewis failed to stop and exited the left side of LA Hwy 30. After exiting the roadway, the Nissan struck a tree and became engulfed in flames.

Due to the severity of the fire, seatbelt usage is unknown at this time. Lewis sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Lewis for analysis.

The difficult assignment of death notification continues to be one of the hardest elements of the Law Enforcement profession. Notification is even more difficult when Troopers know that the outcome was preventable. With the holiday season upon us, please take a moment to put the safety of you and your loved ones ahead of everything else. Aside from sound decisions behind the wheel, speak to your family and friends about the consequences of impaired driving. Remind them that putting on a seatbelt greatly reduces the chances of being killed or seriously injured in a crash. Speak to them about the dangers of distracted driving. The conversation you have today could be the difference tomorrow.

Contact Information:
TFC Taylor J. Scrantz
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 754-8524