- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police in Baton Rouge say a traffic accident has resulted in the death of a motorist who was trying to change a tire on his van.

The accident happened Thursday evening on Louisiana Highway 42, also known in Baton Rouge as Burbank Drive. Troopers say a man identified as 80-year-old Lawrence Shepherd Jr. had parked his Toyota Sienna on the eastbound shoulder to change a tire. At the same time a man driving eastbound lost control in a curve. That car struck Shepherd and his vehicle.

Shepherd, who was from Baton Rouge, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation was under way and charges were pending.

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