Policeman Involved In Deadly Pedestrian Crash Identified

The Baton Rouge policeman who struck and killed a pedestrian this week is identified.

Baton Rouge police said yesterday Corporal Frederick Thorton was behind the wheel of an unmarked cruiser that hit a 42-year-old man Tuesday on Florida Boulevard. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thorton was placed on paid administrative leave. The incident remains under investigation.

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