Port Allen man killed in crash on Easter in West Baton Rouge Parish

State police investigating deadly crash on LA 983 near LA 620

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A deadly crash investigation is underway in West Baton Rouge Parish Sunday evening, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Just before 7 p.m., Louisiana troopers began investigating a two-vehicle crash on Bueche Road at Section Road. Melvin Jones, 46, of Port Allen was killed in the crash, according to LSP.

The crash happened as Jones was traveling northbound on Bueche Road in a 2005 Nissan Sentra. At the same time, Jonathan Daisy, 29, of New Roads was traveling southbound on Bueche Road in a 2017 Honda Accord. Jones crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Nissan striking the Honda head-on, according to details from LSP.

The West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Jones deceased at the crash site. Daisy was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge with serious injuries.

Troopers have not yet determined whether impairment caused the crash. Toxicology samples were taken from Jones and Daisy, and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The investigation is ongoing.

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