BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators with the Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an alleged stolen vehicle and a chase with deputies.
Officials say the incident happened shortly after midnight on Friday, April 7. It started when a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office noticed a car on Jones Creek near Mary Louise Avenue driving without its headlights on.
The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle allegedly took off.
At some point, the vehicle crashed into a tree. De'antee Price, 18, the driver of the vehicle, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
It is unknown if impairment was a factor, but a toxicology sample will be taken and tested, which is standard protocol in all fatal crashes.