- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a Baton Rouge man who stopped to help at a car crash was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver.

Baton Rouge police said in a statement that 36-year-old William Warren died early Saturday after he was struck by a car driven by 41-year-old Gregory Hamilton, of Baton Rouge.

Hamilton was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide, second-offense drunken driving, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1sweZE8 ) that Hamilton’s license had been suspended since 2007 and his prior DWI was in 2009. WBRZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2436XP2 ) that he also was ticketed for driving without insurance.

Police said Warren had stopped to direct traffic and help people involved in an earlier crash on Jefferson Highway when Hamilton swerved to avoid debris in the road.

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