33-year-old killed in fiery crash on I-12

Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 7:03 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 9:01 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One person is dead after a truck overturned and caught fire on I-12 on Sunday, Sept. 19, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department according to the Baton Rouge Homicide Unit the crash that occurred in the 400 block of Interstate 12 around 6 p.m.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reported I-12 West was closed in the area for more than three hours.

The at-scene investigation revealed that a GMC 5500 was traveling west on I-12 in the middle lane. The driver of the GMC attempted to change lanes without noticing another vehicle next to him in the outside travel lane.

Investigators believe that the driver of the GMC overcorrected his steering causing the vehicle to slide sideways. As a result, the vehicle struck the inside barrier and rolled onto the passenger side.

One of the passengers, Deandre Gilmore, 33, was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The other two occupants were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All three were in town from Alabama working due to Hurricane Ida.

This investigation remains ongoing.

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