A woman died after a head-on collision

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGNO) – Louisiana State Police are investigating a head-on collision in Baton Rouge that killed one driver and arrested the other.

Just after 3 a.m. Sunday, troopers were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on LA 30 near the LA 327 Spur in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Investigations revealed that Summer McKinnon, 22, of Walker, was traveling north on LA 30 in a 2021 Honda Accord, when for unknown reasons she crossed the median and on her way to a 2019 Audi A8, heading south on the highway.

The vehicles collided head-on. Soldiers said McKinnon was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and died of her injuries on the way to the hospital.

The driver of the Audi, Chenna Nalabulu, 35, of Baton Rouge, was wearing a seatbelt and suffered no injuries, Louisiana state police said.

A chemical breath test taken from Nalabulu at the scene showed he exceeded the legal limit. He was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide.

The crash is still under investigation and soldiers are encouraging the public to put a plan in place to avoid impaired driving.

“Speeding, impaired driving and failure to wear seatbelts continue to be the leading causes of fatal crashes. Excess speed reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around corners or objects in the roadway, lengthens the distance needed to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a situation.

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