Impairment suspected in crash early Saturday that killed Baton Rouge woman, driver booked _lowres

Andrew Davis

A woman was killed early Saturday after a vehicle driven by a suspected impaired driver crossed the center line of LA 30 in Baton Rouge and struck her vehicle, State Police said.

Tomeka Lacey, 37, of Baton Rouge died in the 6 a.m. wreck on Nicholson Drive near Gardere Lane after Andrew Davis, 32, veered across the center line and struck Lacey’s vehicle head-on, State Police said in a news release.

Lacey was properly restrained but suffered fatal injuries, and the East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office pronounced her dead at the scene, the release says.

Impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash on the part of Davis, police said. A toxicology sample was taken from both Davis and Lacey for analysis.

Davis was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, careless operation, no driver’s license and expired motor vehicle inspection after he was released from a local hospital, the release says.

Trooper First Class Bryan Lee said records do not show any prior DWI arrests for Davis.