Elderly woman dies in multi-vehicle crash on Plank Rd.


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 76-year-old Audrey Mae Johnson was killed in a traffic crash at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Sunday night.

The deadly crash took place in the 6600 block of Plank Rd.

Three vehicles were a part of this crash and they are listed below:

  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2011 Toyota 4-Runner
  • 2020 Nissan Murano

Johnson was driving the Volkswagen Jetta at the time of the crash.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, “the at-scene investigation revealed that the Nissan and Toyota were traveling southbound on Plank Road, and the Volkswagen was traveling northbound on Plank Road.”

For unknown reasons, the Volkswagen veered into the lane that the Nissan and Toyota were travelling in on Plank Rd.

Johnson’s vehicle hit the Toyota first and then the Nissan Murano.

The 76-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver and passengers of the Toyota were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

The driver of the Nissan did not go to the hospital.

The investigation into this deadly crash remains open and impairment has not been ruled out in this case.

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