BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators said a man died after the car he was driving collided with a truck that turned in front of him at an intersection.
Donald Ray Langlois Jr., 24, of Zachary, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, identified as Sevon Brown, 20, of Baker, was injured. He was cited for failure to yield at a green light and no seatbelt.
The two-vehicle crash happened on LA 67 (Plank Road) north of LA 408 (Hooper Road) in Baton Rouge around 6:30 p.m.
Louisiana State Police said the initial investigation showed Brown was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 on Plank and tried to make a left turn at Robique Road at the same time that Langlois in his 2003 Toyota Celica GT-S was passing through the intersection and the car slammed into the truck. Troopers added both drivers had green lights.
LSP reported Langlois died despite wearing his seatbelt, while Brown was not properly buckled up and was thrown out of the truck. He was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge with moderate injuries.
Impairment is not suspected as a factor in the crash, but per protocol in deadly accidents, blood samples from both drivers was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
The crash remains under investigation and additional charges are pending.