BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police have identified the pedestrian who died September 30 after being hit by a vehicle on Siegen Lane September 25 as Neil Yander of Pasadena, TX.
Troopers' preliminary investigation revealed that Joseph Maldonado, 27, of Baton Rouge, was driving a 2011 Jeep Cherokee south on Siegen Lane in the right lane at the intersection of Rieger Road when he struck Yander, who was walking in the roadway. Maldonado steered right to avoid Yander, but struck him with the left side of the Jeep. Yander was thrown into the air and came to rest in the middle of the intersection. Maldonado brought his vehicle to a stop nearby.
Although Troopers did not suspect alcohol to have been a factor in the crash, Maldonado voluntarily submitted a breath sample that showed he had no detectable alcohol in his system.
No charges have been filed in connection with this crash.