A 29-year-old Baton Rouge woman was killed and another woman severely injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 110 near Chippewa Street, city police said.
Tiffany Cage was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer at 11:33 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-110 when the vehicle’s right rear tire unthreaded, police spokesman Sgt. Don Stone said.
Cage tried to maintain control of the SUV but overcorrected and hit the center retaining wall, Stone said. Cage then overcorrected again, causing the sport utility vehicle to flip several times.
Cage was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. She suffered severe head injuries and died at the scene. Cage’s passenger was extricated from the SUV. She suffered several fractures but is expected to recover, Stone said.
Boy, 1, hit, injured by vehicle Tuesday
Police are investigating a traffic incident in which a 1-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle late Tuesday night, according to a Baton Rouge Police news release.
The accident occurred at 11:49 p.m. at 273 Woodpecker St., the release says.
Doctors told police the boy suffered internal injuries that required surgery, the release says. An investigation is under way but police did not release any other incident details.
4 booked with DWI in EBR Parish Prison
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
• Dennis English, 33, 12230 Catalina St., first-offense DWI, flight from an officer and reckless operation of a vehicle.
• Freddie Paul, 34, 914 Paola St., Baker, third-offense DWI, failure to maintain control and possession of alcohol in vehicle.
• Charles Thomas, 38, 36494 Plantation Blvd., Prairieville, first-offense DWI, failure to signal, improper lane usage and license plate required.
• Rachel Williams, 26, 120 Kempsy Court, Slidell, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and stop sign violation.