BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A man is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, after two vehicles crashed while drag-racing on Lobdell Boulevard Saturday, Jan. 25.
The crash, involving two vehicles and a bicycle, happened on Jan. 25 at around 5:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of North Lobdell Boulevard, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Investigators believe a 2006 Ford Mustang and a 2008 BMW were drag-racing on North Lobdell Boulevard. The BMW lost control and struck the driver’s side of the Ford, which caused both vehicles to leave the roadway.
The vehicles continued off-road, striking a wooden utility pole and a bicyclist, before coming to a rest against a tree.
Police said the BMW driver, Christopher Brock, 56, of Baker, and the bicyclist, Deondrick Rudd, 24, of Jeanerette, both died at the scene.
The Ford driver, Lattimore Brock, 67, was later booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of vehicular homicide, DWI, drag racing, failure to maintain control, and reckless driving.
BRPD said the investigation is ongoing.