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Port Allen man suffering from chest pains dies after crashing vehicle

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 10:00pm

A Port Allen man died this morning after he crashed his vehicle on Essen Lane.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that that crash happened at roughly 11:00 a.m. We’re told the driver, Ralph Jackson, 60, was driving to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital because he was suffering from “extreme chest pains.”

Officials say Jackson lost control of his vehicle and crossed into on-coming traffic. He struck two vehicles before coming to a stop in the roadway. One of the vehicles he struck also collided with a stopped vehicle.

Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene. The other parties involved in the crash were treated for minor injuries.

It is unknown at this time whether Jackson died from the crash or his prior medical condition. The crash is still under investigation.


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