Saturday night accident victim identified as BR woman

Baton Rouge police on Monday identified the woman who died Saturday night when the pickup truck she was in ran off Interstate 110 and hit a tree.

Cpl. Don Coppola, a police spokesman, said the victim is Cherie Bonner, 21, 650 W. McKinley St., #3200-B.

Shortly before 9:15 p.m. Saturday, a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup ran off the I-110 curve near the Scenic Highway overpass and hit a tree.

The driver, an 18-year-old woman, was injured and in critical condition Sunday night. Police had no updates on her condition Monday afternoon.

Police have said speed and alcohol use were a factor in the crash.

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