Pedestrian Struck and Killed in East Baton Rouge Parish Crash

Published 8:47 am Thursday, June 22, 2023

Baton Rouge – Wednesday morning, shortly after 5:30 a.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on LA 30 near Ben Hur Road in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash claimed the life of 41-year-old Quentin Brown of Baton Rouge.   

 The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Dodge Charger was headed north on LA 30.  For reasons still under investigation, Brown walked across the lane of travel and was struck by the Charger.  Additionally, Brown was wearing dark- colored clothing at the time of the crash.       

 Brown sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.  The driver of the Charger was properly restrained and uninjured.  As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from the pedestrian and driver and will be submitted for analysis.  This crash remains under investigation.   

 Troopers urge pedestrians to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help prevent many pedestrian-related crashes.