Woman killed in 2-vehicle crash on Nicholson Dr., driver arrested

Woman killed in 2-vehicle crash on Nicholson Dr., driver arrested

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police are investigating fatal accident on Nicholson Drive Saturday morning.

State Police say the accident happened just before 6 a.m. near Gardere Lane.

According to state police, 37-year-old Tomeka Lacey of Baton Rouge was driving westbound on Nicholson Drive when a 2004 Nissan Armada traveling eastbound veered into the westbound lane and hit Lacey's vehicle head-on.

Lacey, who was wearing a seat belt at the time, received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office.

The driver of the Nissan Armada, 32-year-old Andrew Davis, and his passenger, who were also wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, suffered moderate to severe injuries.

State Police believe that impairment may be a factor in the crash on the part of Davis.

A routine toxicology test was taken from both Davis and Lacey and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

After being released from the hospital, Davis was taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he has been booked with vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, careless operation, no driver's license and expired motor vehicle inspection.

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