A 36-year-old Baton Rouge woman was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Florida Boulevard near Sharp Lane, police said in a news release.
Tanisha Allison was traveling west in the 10200 block of Florida Boulevard at about 7:30 a.m. when the 2009 Toyota Camry she was driving was hit by a 2005 Ford Taurus, Sgt. Don Stone said in the release.
The Taurus was driven by 20-year-old Carlos Rodriguez of Mission, Texas, Stone said.
According to a witness and physical evidence at the scene of the crash, the Taurus was traveling east on Florida Boulevard near Sharp Lane when it hit the inside guardrail, lost control and crossed over the center median, Stone said.
The Taurus hit the Camry head on, pushing it into the ditch north of Florida near the service road, Stone said. The Taurus came to a stop after rotating counter clockwise.
Rodriguez was not wearing a seat belt and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Stone said. Allison was wearing a seat belt. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused Rodriguez to lose control of the Taurus, Stone said.