• November 15, 2022

Edgar Hernandez Killed in Crash with Parked 18-Wheeler on I-12 in Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA — November 14, 2022, Edgar Hernandez died in a collision with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 12 in Baton Rouge.

Authorities say the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on I-12 near Essen Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests a commercial 18-wheeler was pulled onto the roadside in the area. A Ford vehicle in which Essen was a passenger left the road for unknown reasons and crashed into the parked big rig.

Hernandez died soon after being transported to an area hospital. The Ford driver received moderate injuries and the big rig's occupants were unhurt.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Edgar Hernandez Killed in Baton Rouge, LA Crash with Big Rig on I-12

Commentary on Edgar Hernandez Accident in Baton Rouge

People may read that the Ford left the road and hit the parked truck and think the crash, while tragic, would be mostly due to that. It's obviously important to find out exactly why the vehicle left the travel lanes, but there are other wrinkles to iron out as well while learning the whole story.

For instance, among the many answers to find in the I-12 accident would be a) why the truck was parked on the shoulder to begin with and b) what steps its driver took after stopping there.

People don't always realize that commercial truck drivers have some very strict federal guidelines about both where they can stop and what they have to do afterward--particularly if they park on the road or shoulder. If those rules weren't followed in Baton Rouge, there may be more to this investigation than it seems. Click below to learn more.

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