BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide Detectives are investigating a fatal traffic crash that happened on East I-12 on Friday morning.

The crash involved a 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis and a 2012 Peterbilt Tractor trailer. The driver of the Mercury was attempting to merge on I-10 East form I-12 when it struck the front of the tractor trailer.

A passenger in the Mercury, identified as Mrs. Ruth Land, 57, was transported to a local hospital and died.

The traffic crash is still under investigation.