Yolanda Franklin Killed in Dump Truck Accident on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge
Where: The accident occurred in the 6300 block of Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly struck a pedestrian.
- Yolanda Franklin, pedestrian
- driver of tractor-trailer
- Yolanda Franklin, 45, killed
On or about Friday, January 22nd, 2021, around 1:40 in the morning, an accident between a pedestrian and a dump truck left a woman dead. Police spokespeople said the accident happened in the 6300 block of Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Investigators said 45-year-old Yolanda Franklin was killed when she was allegedly hit by a dump truck while walking on or near Arline Highway. Paramedics pronounced Franklin dead of his injuries a short time after the accident. Police did not mention any other vehicles in their preliminary report.
Google Maps indicates Airline Highway is four lanes in the area, with a wide, grassy median dividing north and southbound traffic.
Louisiana State Police are still investigating the accident.
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