Unrestrained driver killed in East Baton Rouge Parish crash

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Baton Rouge – Shortly before 2:30 am on August 11, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 946 (Joor Rd.) at the intersection of Greenwell Street in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash claimed the life of 29-year-old Kemi Gilmore of Baton Rouge.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Gilmore was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 946 in a 2020 Nissan Sentra. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan exited the roadway to the left and struck a tree bordering the roadway.

Gilmore was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Gilmore for analysis.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained.  Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.