Driver fleeing traffic stop on North Acadian Thruway causes fatal crash, BRPD says

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A man died in a car crash early Thursday morning after his vehicle was struck by another driver fleeing from police officers attempting to make a traffic stop, Baton Rouge Police said. 

The crash occurred shortly after midnight, in the 3200 block of Fairfields Avenue and North Acadian Thruway, police said in a statement.

The crash happened as the 22-year-old driver of a 2016 Nissan Altima refused to stop, after Baton Rouge police offers signaled him to pull over for a traffic violation made on Florida Boulevard near North Acadian Thruway, police said.

While fleeing officers, the driver entered the intersection of North Acadian and Fairfields Avenue, striking a 2008 Ford F-250, authorities said.

The driver of the Ford, Victor, Remone Duncan, 56, was brought to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The driver of the Nissan was brought to the hospital with serious injuries.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing; additional information will be released as it becomes available, police said. 

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