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Baton Rouge, LA (May 26, 2020) — A crash in Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning left one man dead after his vehicle hit a billboard. The accident happened around 6:34 a.m. at the 4800 block of Hooper Road near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 30-year-old Scott Leroy was driving on Hooper Road in his 2015 Chevrolet Traverse when he failed to navigate a curve in the road. Leroy then struck the pole of billboard on the side of the road. BRPD spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. says that Leroy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. It is still unclear whether speed was a factor in the crash.

Sources: BRPROUD, WBRZ, The Advocate

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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