BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a two vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Tennessee man.
Police say the crash happened Saturday around 9:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of North Boulevard.
According to an investigation, a Mercedes C300 was driving westbound on North Blvd. and attempted to turn southbound onto South Acadian Thruway. As the Mercedes was turning, it was struck by a 2001 Nissan Maxima traveling southbound on S. Acadian Thwy.
Police believe that the Maxima drove through a red light prior to hitting the Mercedes.
One passenger in the backseat of the Mercedes, 54-year-old George Mabon of Memphis, Tennessee, suffered severe injuries and was transported to local hospital where he later died.
A second passenger in the backseat of the Mercedes was also transported to a local hospital but his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
The driver of the Mercedes, 69-year-old John Baur of Cordova, Tennessee, was arrested after he reportedly failed a field sobriety test. The probable cause report states that Baur had a blood alcohol level of .130 percent.
Baur was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he has been booked with DWI and reckless operation. His bond is set at $3,000.
The crash remains under investigation.