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Jeanerette man, an innocent bystander, dies in drag-racing crash

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-26 15:26:10-05

One man is in jail and two are dead - including a Jeanerette man - in what police are calling a drag-racing crash, Baton Rouge Police say.

Christopher Brock, 56, of Baker, allegedly was drag racing with his brother and died at the scene. A bicyclist in the area at the time, Deondrick Rudd, 24, of Jeanerette, also died at the scene, said a spokesman for BRPD.

Lattimore Brock, 57, of Baton Rouge, was booked with two counts of vehicular homicide and a count each of driving while intoxicated, drag racing, failure to maintain control and reckless driving, the spokesman said.

Christopher Brock and Lattimore Brock were brothers, police say.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of North Lobell Boulevard.

Christopher Brock was driving a BMW 135I and Lattimore Brock was drivin a 2006 Mustang.

Traffic Homicide Investigators believe that the Ford was traveling in the outside lane and the BMW was traveling in the inside lane, as the two were drag racing on North Lobdell Boulevard. The BMW lost control and struck the driver’s side of the Ford, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway. The vehicles continued off-road striking a wooden utility pole and Rudd, before coming to rest against a tree, the spokesman said.

This investigation remains ongoing, police say.