West Baton Rouge deputy cited in fatal crash, was driving on suspended license

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PORT ALLEN, La. (WAFB) - An on-duty West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a deadly crash early Friday morning while driving a work release van.

A pedestrian was killed in the crash. Authorities identified him as Clinell Robertson, 37, of Plaquemine.

According to officials, the deputy, identified as Alberto Casco, 20, of Brusly, was traveling to pick up a work release inmate southbound on LA 1 near Emily Drive at approximately 1:30 a.m. when they struck Robertson, who was walking in the roadway.

A spokesperson for WBRSO said Casco was driving with a suspended license and will be issued a citation.

Officials said it is not uncommon for the vans to be moving at that time. The work release inmates work around the clock.

Louisiana State Police have taken over the investigation. It is not clear who was at fault or if any charges will be filed.

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