BRPD identifies 21-year-old woman killed during weekend crash

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police have identified the woman who died after a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening.

Passenger Cherie Bonner, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-year-old driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The Baton Rouge Police Department was called to the scene at roughly 9:15 pm. Investigators believe the 1999 Ford Ranger went off the road near the Scenic Highway overpass and hit a tree.

Although the investigation is ongoing, police suspect the driver was speeding and possibly under the influence of alcohol.

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