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Man dies after truck falls from interstate overpass in Baton Rouge

One person is dead after a vehicle is driven off a bridge near the Perkins overpass.
Published: Jan. 2, 2022 at 3:15 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One person is dead and another injured after a truck fell from a Baton Rouge interstate early Sunday morning.

According to Baton Rouge Police Department, a 2011 Chevrolet Colorado was traveling east bound on I-10 near Perkins Road on Sunday, Jan. 1 when the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the guardrail around 5:56 a.m. The truck then left the roadway, went airborne, and landed on its roof.

Zachery Gunter, 21, of St. Francisville, died at the scene; he was a passenger inside the vehicle, said BRPD spokesperson Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr.

The vehicle’s driver was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries, said McKneely.

Baton Rouge police officers respond to the crash site of a truck that fell from the interstate...
Baton Rouge police officers respond to the crash site of a truck that fell from the interstate onto the roadway below.(Submitted)

BRPD reports that its traffic homicide detectives are investigating the deadly traffic crash.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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