A Lake Charles man injured in a single-vehicle crash Jan. 10 on North Boulevard died Thursday from injuries sustained in the accident, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Ryan Earhart, 22, 6505 Nelson Road, Lake Charles, was the passenger in a 2012 Honda Accord traveling east on North Boulevard around 1:40 p.m. when he grabbed the steering wheel, causing the driver to lose control, police said. The vehicle left the road and struck a building at 4245 North Boulevard.
The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old woman, was transported to Our Lady of the Lake hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police said synthetic marijuana usage may have been a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.