At approximately 6:00 am on October 17, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on Siegen Ln. west of Perkins Rd. in East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash took the life of 40-year-old Evelyn Carrasco of Baton Rouge.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Carrasco was traveling southbound on Siegen Ln. on a 2016 Yongfu motorcycle. At the same time, 27-year-old Folakemi Stinson of Baton Rouge was traveling eastbound on Siegen Ln. in a 2007 Hyundai Azera. Stinson failed to yield and made a left turn into the path of Carrasco’s motorcycle. Stinson’s vehicle struck Carrasco’s motorcycle on the left side and ejected her from the motorcycle.
Carrasco sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office. Stinson was properly restrained and was not injured. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash, but a toxicology sample was taken from both drivers for analysis. Stinson was cited for Failure to Yield and additional charges are pending.