Teen dies after flipping vehicle multiple times on Jefferson Hwy

Teen dies after flipping vehicle multiple times on Jefferson Hwy

POSTED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 4:44pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:01pm

A Baton Rouge teen died today after he crashed his vehicle on Jefferson Highway.

The crash happened on the 6600 block of Jefferson Highway at roughly 3:00 p.m. The driver, Samuel Barth, 17, was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla southbound when he lost control in a curve. We’re told his vehicle hit an electrical pole and then overturned multiple times.

Barth was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not have a passenger in his vehicle and no other vehicle was involved in the crash.

Police say he was wearing a seatbelt and they do not believe alcohol to be a factor. However, they do believe he was driving too fast.
 

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