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Baton Rouge, LA (June 23, 2020) — A child was killed Tuesday morning after a box truck crashed into a disabled car in Baton Rouge. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. in the southbound lane of US 61.

According to Louisiana State Police, a car was stalled in the lane due to engine failure when a truck, driven by 27-year-old Treasure Charles, slammed into the back of the disabled vehicle. A child in the backseat of the car, identified as Wayne Ford, died at the scene of the crash. The driver and front passenger of the car sustained moderate injuries and were rushed to the hospital.

Police have arrested Charles, who now faces charges of careless operation, negligent injuring, and negligent homicide. Impairment is not expected to be a factor in the accident, and investigators are unsure why Charles crashed into the disabled vehicle.

Source: US News

Contact an Experienced Louisiana Car Accident Attorney

Unfortunately, auto accidents like this happen far too often in Louisiana. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause and hold those responsible accountable.

At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents are for the families and friends of the victims. 

If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our Louisiana car accident attorneys or call us at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

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