Victim identified following deadly overnight crash on I-12

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the investigation is ongoing.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said the investigation is ongoing.(WAFB)
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 6:40 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2022 at 7:12 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Police have identified the victim in a deadly crash that happened around 2:30 a.m on Monday, Nov. 14.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Edgar Hernandez was killed in the crash on I-12 near Essen Lane that involved an 18-wheeler and a Ford.

Police said Hernandez was the front passenger in the Ford and died at a hospital. They added the driver of the Ford suffered moderate injuries. The individuals in the 18-wheeler were not hurt, according to police.

Investigators said they believe the 18-wheeler was pulled over on the right side of the roadway just before the crash. They added that for unknown reasons, the Ford veered off the road and crashed into the 18-wheeler.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the investigation is ongoing.

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