Pedestrian Killed in East Baton Rouge Parish Crash

Published: 01-05-2021 | Category: Troop A

Pedestrian Killed in East Baton Rouge Parish Crash

Baton Rouge – Shortly after 8:30 pm on January 4, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on LA Hwy 3246(Siegen Lane) at LA Hwy 427(Perkins Road) in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash took the life of 37-year-old Christopher Gabilondo of Baton Rouge.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Gabilondo was walking in the southbound lane of LA Hwy 3246. At the same time, a 2021 Honda Accord was traveling southbound on LA Hwy 3246. While Gabilondo was walking in the roadway, he was struck by the Honda.

Gabilondo sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Honda was properly restrained and was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from Gabilondo and the driver of the Honda for analysis.

Troopers urge pedestrians to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help prevent many pedestrian related crashes. Troopers would also like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that making good choices, such as never driving while impaired and ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, can often be key to preventing and surviving serious crashes.

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