West Feliciana Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash

Published 12:02 pm Sunday, November 13, 2022

Please see corrected crash sequence in the body of the press release. The crash sequence should reflect the Toyota Tundra impacting the rear end of the Nissan Maxima, which caused a secondary impact between the Maxima and Prius.
TROOP A NEWS RELEASE
November 13, 2022
West Feliciana Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash
Zachary – On November 12, 2022, shortly before 11:00 pm, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a three-vehicle fatal crash at the intersection of US 61 and LA 64 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 23-year-old John Anthony Dante` Daniels of Wakefield.
The preliminary investigation led Troopers to determine that Edward Poray Frank of Port Allen was driving a 2018 Toyota Tundra south on US 61 at a high rate of speed. At the same time, a 2013 Nissan Maxima driven by Daniels was stopped behind a 2008 Toyota Prius at the red traffic light southbound on US 61. For reasons still being investigated, the Tundra impacted the rear end of the Maxima, which caused a secondary impact between the Maxima and Prius.
Despite being properly restrained, Daniels sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Frank was also properly restrained and transported to a local hospital to be treated for moderate injuries. While it is unclear if the driver of the Prius was restrained, he did sustain minor injuries in the crash. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from all drivers and will be submitted for analysis. At this time, it is unknown if impairment is a factor. Any criminal or traffic violations discovered in the ongoing investigation will be forwarded to the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office.
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. Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Properly wearing your seat belt is one of the most effective ways to save your life and reduce injuries in crashes.