1 dead in crash on Airline Hwy, BRPD looking for suspect
POSTED: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 9:54am
UPDATED: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:49pm
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — UPDATE: Eric Fabre, 20, of Slidell, LA, died Thursday night from injuries sustained in a traffic crash that occurred in the 9700 block of Airline Highway at Old Hammond around 12:58 a.m.
Fabre was driving a 2013 Honda Ruckus Scooter north on Airline Hwy when a red or maroon vehicle struck him from behind.
The driver of that vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival in a northerly direction.
Fabre died at the scene.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Traffic Homicide Division at 389-7819 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.
ORIGINAL: Baton Rouge Police responded to a traffic accident on Airline Highway at Old Hammond shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Friday, June 20.
According to a report from BRPD, the crash involved a motorcycle.
Officers arrived on scene and found a white male unresponsive and lying in the roadway. Responders determined that the man had died.
The Traffic Homicide Division later arrived and took over the investigation
Police have not yet released the identity of the victim.
The investigation is ongoing and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.