A Livingston man, who was killed Wednesday when he fell from an elevated portion of eastbound Interstate 10 near the Washington Street exit shortly after he was involved in a vehicle accident, has been identified, authorities said Wednesday.
Dillon Dawson, 31, 17294 Cedarville Lane, apparently was trying to escape from the scene when he fell to his death, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a spokesman for Baton Rouge Police.
Witnesses told police that Dawson, in an attempt to flee, crossed over a guardrail and was attempting to let himself down onto the highway when he slipped and fell, McKneely said.
He was declared dead at the scene, officials said.
Dawson was arrested three times for driving while intoxicated with his most recent arrest occurring in February 2014. Through plea deals, he was convicted of two DWIs.
His most recent arrest occurred Feb. 14, 2014, when he was accused of doing “donuts” in the front and side yards of the Baton Rouge Fire Station on Old Hammond Highway. He ended up in a nearby ditch.