Published: 10-05-2020 | Category: Troop A
Baton Rouge – Shortly before 8:30 pm on October 4, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on LA Hwy 3246(Siegen Lane) north of Industriplex Boulevard in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash took the life of 25-year-old Brian Watson of Baton Rouge.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Watson was walking across the northbound lanes of LA Hwy 3246. At the same time, a 2015 Infiniti Q50 was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 3246. As Watson was attempting to cross the roadway, he was struck by the Infiniti. After being struck by the Infiniti, Watson was pushed into the southbound lanes of LA Hwy 3246 and subsequently struck by a 2009 Acura TSX.
Watson sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Both drivers were properly restrained and were not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and Watson 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.
TFC Taylor J. Scrantz
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
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