Baton Rouge police investigate fatal 1-12 crash


Baton Rouge police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Sunday around 2:15 a.m. on I-12 westbound near Drusilla.

The crash involved a Baton Rouge Fire Truck, a 2019 Volvo semi-truck and a 2015 Dodge Dart, according to Sgt. Don Coppola Jr.

The semi-truck driver pulled over to the shoulder after unknown debris on the road punctured the truck’s diesel tank. While crews assessed this, the Dodge struck the responding fire truck.

The driver of the Dodge appeared to lose control of the vehicle, and she died at the scene, according to Coppola.

The driver’s name will be released upon the notification of her family.

There were no other injuries reported in the accident.

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