A 57-year-old man died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash Friday on Interstate 10 near Bluebonnet Boulevard, a State Police spokesman said.
Harley Made, of Las Vegas, was driving a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on the entrance ramp to I-10 from Bluebonnet around 7:30 p.m. when he tried to pass a 1995 Honda Civic stopped because of traffic, Trooper First Class Russell Graham said in a news release.
Made hit the rear of the Honda and fell into the inside traffic lane where he was struck by a 2003 Toyota Tundra driven by Roger Dornier, 70, of Baton Rouge, Graham said.
Made was taken to a hospital where he died Wednesday, Graham said.
Troopers do not believe alcohol was factor in the crash, but they have submitted a sample of Made’s blood to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis, Graham said.
Dornier was not charged in the crash, Graham said.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing and will conclude when the toxicology results are returned, Graham said.
Police said they are trying to identify a man accused of robbing a loan business in the 6000 block of Florida Boulevard on April 14.
The man entered Dr. Check Loans on Florida around 8:30 a.m. and pretended to have a weapon while robbing the business, Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said in a news release.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, between 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds with a low hair cut, Stubbs said.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is urged to contact the police department’s Armed Robbery Division at (225) 389-3845 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Two families were displaced from their homes Wednesday because of a fire that started on or near the stove in one of the apartments, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Firefighters were called to Hawthorne Heights apartment complex at 2136 N. Lobdell Ave. just after midnight, Robert Combs said.
The fire started in the kitchen of apartment 2805 and quickly spread, damaging several rooms before being put out, Combs said. The rooms not damaged by fire received heavy smoke damage.
The apartment below the unit where the fire originated received heavy water damage, Combs said. Other units received minor smoke damage.
The families in the apartments that were heavily damaged have moved out while repairs are made, and the American Red Cross is providing them with assistance, Combs said.
Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish — including a man on a third-offense DWI — and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.
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