LSP identifies man killed in two-vehicle crash on Hooper Rd.


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – An investigation remains ongoing into the death of Brandon Chews, 29 of Baton Rouge.

Chews was killed on Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash.

The deadly crash took place “on LA Hwy 408 (Hooper Road) west of LA Hwy 410 (Blackwater Road),” according to the Louisiana State Police.

Chews was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro around 9 p.m. when the crash occurred on Hooper Rd.

LSP says the 29-year-old man “attempted to enter the eastbound lanes of LA Hwy 408 from a private driveway.”

At some point a 2019 GMC Sierra driving in the same direction hit the Camaro on the driver’s side door.

Chews was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The 29-year-old sustained serious injuries after being ejected from the Camaro.

Chews died later at a local hospital.

Despite not wearing a seat belt, a passenger in the Camaro only suffered minor injuries.

“The driver of the GMC was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries,” according to the Louisiana State Police.

Investigators are awaiting toxicology results from both drivers in this accident.

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