Published: 11-14-2020 | Category: Troop A
Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to seven separate injury crashes overnight in the Troop area. Two of those crashes resulted in fatalities and occurred within a three-hour span.
East Baton Rouge- The first crash occurred at approximately 11:00 PM on Friday November 13, 2020, on LA 3246 (Siegen Lane) north of Interstate 10. The crash has claimed the life of a 22-year-old pedestrian, Aubrey Martin, from Denham Springs.
The initial on scene investigation revealed Martin was struck by a Dodge Charger as she was attempting to cross Siegen Lane. Martin walked directly into the path of the Charger and sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Charger was properly restrained and was not injured. Troopers do not suspect impairment as a contributing factor for the driver of the Charger. The investigation is ongoing and the findings will be forwarded to the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office pending the completion of the investigation.
West Baton Rouge- The second crash occurred shortly after 2:00 AM on Saturday November 14, 2020, on LA 1 north of Brusly near the Old Cinclare Sugar Mill. The crash has claimed the life of 29-year-old Barry Jermaine Bell of Plaquemine.
The initial on scene investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Bell was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis north on LA 1. For reasons still under investigation, Bell’s vehicle traveled off the roadway and overturned. Bell was not restrained and sustained severe injuries. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased on arrival. The investigation is ongoing.
In one 12-hour shift last night, from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to and investigated fifteen crashes in the Troop area, seven of those resulted in injury and two proved to be fatal. Nearly all were preventable. Impairment, distractions, speed and lack of seatbelt, each of which are completely preventable contributing factors, were represented in the majority of crashes investigated. Please, speak to your loved ones about the importance of making safe decisions on our roadways, the conversation you have today could be the difference tomorrow.
Sgt. Dustin Dwight
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 925-6202