JACKSON, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed two people in East Feliciana Parish on New Year’s Eve.
Troopers were called around 1 a.m. to US 61 near LA 964 and learned that Jaylen Baker, 26, and Woodrow Stevenson Jr., 50, were killed after Baker struck the rear side of an 18-wheeler in a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV.
The Trailblazer became stuck under the trailer when it crashed. State police says no one in the Trailblazer wore a seatbelt and both men died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the 18-wheeler were properly restrained and were not injured.
Troopers say toxicology samples were taken from both drivers and will be submitted for testing.
The reason as to why the crash occurred is still being investigated.