Man dies on I-12 after trailer carrying lawn equipment overturns

News

(MGN)

BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) — A 2006 Ford F150 pulling a trailer full of lawn equipment overturned on I-12 around 7 p.m. Saturday night, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

The truck was westbound near the O’Neal Lane exit when investigators believe the driver tried to abruptly take the exit. As a result, the driver lost control and the vehicle came to rest in the bottom of a ditch.

The driver, Timothy Sears, 52 was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger in the truck was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, according to police.

A press release from BRPD said investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.