1 killed, 3 others injured in crash on I-10 near Siegen Lane; victim identified
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A man was killed in a deadly crash involving an overturned vehicle on I-10 East near Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge on Thursday morning, Jan. 19.
Officials identified the victim as Javier Alexander Alvarado-Espinosa, 39, of Baton Rouge.
Troopers with Louisiana State Police are investigating the single-vehicle crash, which happened around 6 a.m.
According to LSP, Alvarado-Espinosa was driving a 2012 Honda Civic headed east in the left lane on I-10 when, for reasons still being investigated, his vehicle veered to the left, hit a wall, and rolled over several times in the inside shoulder.
Despite wearing his seatbelt, Alvarado-Espinosa was fatally injured in the crash and died at the scene, state police said.
According to officials, three people were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The two people who were sitting on the passenger’s side of the car were wearing seatbelts and suffered minor injuries while the driver’s side rear passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered moderate injuries, they explained.
Officials said they took a toxicology sample from the driver, which will be submitted for analysis.
Because of the accident, DOTD announced one of the interstate’s lanes was closed just before 6:30 a.m. All lanes were reopened around 8:30 a.m.
State Police asked drivers to proceed with caution in the area as crews worked as quickly as possible to “recover the vehicle.”
This is an ongoing investigation.
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