Baton Rouge Man Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

Published 8:54 am Saturday, May 14, 2022

Addis – This morning, shortly after 2:00 am, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 988 south of Addis in West Baton Rouge Parish.  The crash has resulted in the death of 34-year-old Woodrow Vaughn Jr. of Baton Rouge.

The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Vaughn was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe north on LA 988.  For reasons still under investigation, Vaughn’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway.  Vaughn overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to travel across both lanes of LA 988.  The vehicle then crashed into a ditch and struck a utility pole before overturning.

Vaughn was unrestrained at the time of the crash.  He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.  As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples will be submitted for scientific analysis.

Speed, impairment, distractions and lack of seatbelt continue to represent contributing factors in crashes investigated by the Louisiana State Police.  These preventable crashes often have life altering consequences for all parties involved. Please speak to your loved ones about the importance of safe decisions while driving.