BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a fatal crash on I-12 involving a Nissan and a Freightliner traveling east.
According to BRPD investigators, the crash occurred at 12:20 a.m. and it is believed that the Nissan attempted to merge in front of the Freightliner when the Freightliner rear-ended the vehicle.
The driver and passenger of the Nissan died at the scene, according to BRPD. The driver was identified as 39-year-old Christopher Clanton and the passenger was identified as 49-year-old Daniel Robinson.
Police said the Freightliner driver was not injured.
The investigation is ongoing.