Baton Rouge, LA (March 6, 2020) – A single-car accident left one person dead on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred on O’Neal Lane between George O’Neal Road and South Harrell’s Ferry Road around 4:18 p.m.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Carlos Daniel Ramos was driving over Jones Creek Bridge with 19-year-old Eduardo Pardo and another unidentified passenger. Ramos went off of the road and hit the side of the bridge, flipping over the vehicle. Pardo died at the scene of the accident, while Ramos and the other passenger fled on foot.
Deputies found Ramos running behind a building on O’Neal Lane and arrested him under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Police were not able to locate the other passenger who fled the scene.
During the investigation, Ramos admitted to drinking alcohol before he started driving. He also admitted to not having a driver’s license. Police have charged Ramos with vehicular homicide, reckless operation of a vehicle, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and driving without a license. Investigators are currently awaiting a toxicology report.
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