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Three Baton Rouge men arrested for staging a car crash

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BATON ROUGE – They hoped to get a quick payday, but instead, the three men are headed to jail for insurance fraud.

According to detectives with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit, the staged crash happened in October 2018.

After a five month investigation, 23-year-old Lyle Morgan, 27-year-old Warren Davis, and 25-year-old Jahi Cox were arrested.

Court documents show Morgan rented a U-Haul truck in Baton Rouge.

He was later involved in a crash, where he rear-ended a Hyundai Elantra, driven by Davis, with Cox riding as a passenger.

The goal of the staged crash was to generate fraudulent insurance claims for intentionally damaged property and fake bodily injuries.

The claims could have resulted in a payout of over $60,000.

LSP Detectives arrested all three suspects, and they are being chargedĀ  with insurance fraud and criminal conspiracy.

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