A wreck on Sullivan Road at Sparkle Road in Central, involving a fatality has resulted in a lawsuit against the East Baton Rouge Parish city-parish government. The wreck occurred on March 5, 2006 and caused the deaths of Lamar Canty and Edward Lawrence. The wreck happened when the passenger side tires of the Canty vehicle left the road. The lawsuit claims the tires left the road because the road was designed defectively. Canty’s vehicle went out of control when he overcorrected and he struck another vehicle head-on. Other defendants in the case are the Louisiana DOTD and the City of Central.
There was another accident in 1993, in the same stretch of road that resulted in the death of a 17 year old and an 18 year old. A city-parish engineer said that many changes are planned for the road, although no improvements have been made so far. The newspaper article on the lawsuit is here.