Police release ID of man who died in Scenic Highway crash

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Police have identified the man who died Sunday evening in a collision on Scenic Highway.

Timothy Lee, 27, 6444 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge, died at the scene from injuries he sustained in the crash, which occurred in the 11900 block of Scenic Highway at about 5:21 p.m., said Cpl. Don Coppola, a spokesman with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Lee, driving west on Thomas Road in a 2003 Toyota Corolla, stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Scenic. But when he tried to cross the highway, he was struck by a 2013 Jeep Wrangler heading north, Coppola said.

Both drivers, as well as a passenger in the Jeep, were wearing their seat belts, and investigators have ruled out speed or alcohol as factors in the crash, Coppola said. The driver and the passenger in the Jeep were unhurt, he said.