Baton Rouge man killed in I-10 crash

Baton Rouge man killed in I-10 crash

POSTED: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 11:38am

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 9:34pm

Louisiana State Police investigated a fatal crash shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. The accident occurred on Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish. The crash took the life of a young Baton Rouge man who was sitting in a disabled vehicle on the Interstate.

A 2004 Chevrolet Impala was disabled on the side of the interstate when a 2006 Acura struck it. The driver of the Impala, Channing Dalcourt, was outside of the vehicle and Vaneyawn Francis was in the passenger seat at the time of the crash. The Impala was struck from the rear and Francis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Acura and the of the Impala were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the accident but blood samples have been sent to the crime lab for analysis.

The Impala did not have any lights on at the time of the accident. There are several things motorists can do to enhance safety on our roadways.

Troopers would like to remind motorists to always pay close attention to the roadway ahead. In bad weather, times of poor visibility, and darkness, drivers should slow down to a speed that is safe for conditions. Should your vehicle break down on the roadway, you should move it out of the travel lane and leave your lights on. It is very important to exit the vehicle and stand in a safe place off the roadway.

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