One from Louisiana Dead and One Arrested After Early Morning Two-Vehicle Crash on LA 30

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Published June 20, 2022

One from Louisiana Dead and One Arrested After Early Morning Two-Vehicle Crash on LA 30

Louisiana – According to Louisiana State Police, Troopers with LSP Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA 30 near the LA 327 Spur in East Baton Rouge Parish shortly after 3:00 a.m. on June 19, 2022. Summer McKinnon, 22, of Walker, Louisiana died as a result of the accident. McKinnon was driving a 2021 Honda Accord north on LA 30 at the time, according to the preliminary investigation. A 2019 Audi A8 was driving south on LA 30 at the same time. McKinnon crossed the median, entered the opposing lane, and hit the Audi head-on for unknown reasons.

McKinnon, who was unrestrained at the time of the accident, was taken to a nearby hospital. McKinnon died at the hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained in the crash. Chenna Nalabolu, 35, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was identified as the driver of the Audi. He was properly restrained and suffered no injuries. Mr. Nalabolu was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide after submitting to a chemical breath test and testing above the legal limit. This crash is still being investigated.

Speeding, impairment, and failure to wear a seatbelt remain the leading causes of fatal crashes. Troopers advise the public to make a plan to avoid driving while impaired. Speeding impairs a driver’s ability to safely steer around curves or objects in the road, increases the distance required to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a situation.

Troopers want to remind drivers of the importance of making safe decisions behind the wheel. While not all crashes are avoidable, wearing a seatbelt significantly reduces the chances of being killed or seriously injured in one.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.