Crash on S. Foster Dr. leaves 2 dead; police identify victims

(Source: Derron Daquano)
Updated: Oct. 8, 2018 at 4:10 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials responded to a crash involving a tow truck and a car that resulted in the deaths of two people Monday afternoon.

The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victims as Deshon Murphy, 20, of Brusly, and Tyrin Carter, 19, of Baton Rouge.

BRPD reported officers responded to calls about a wreck near the intersection of South Foster Drive and Pershing Drive around 2 p.m.

Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. with BRPD said the investigation up to this point shows a 21-year-old driving a 2010 Honda Accord on South Foster lost control and crossed the center line into the path of the tow truck.

Officials said Murphy, a front seat passenger in the car was pronounced dead on the scene, while Carter, who was sitting in the back seat of the car, died at the hospital. They added the unidentified driver of the Honda was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. The tow truck driver was not injured.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

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