Louisiana State Police Troop A recently responded to a fatal multi-vehicle collision on eastbound Interstate 10. Investigators report that a small SUV collided with a white pickup truck traveling west on the interstate. The pickup then crossed the median and struck an Acura which was traveling in the eastbound lanes. At one point, the pickup truck also hit the trailer of an 18-wheeler heading east on the interstate.
When the pickup truck struck the Acura head-on, the car immediately burst into flames. All five people in the car, including three children, were killed in the accident.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 29-year-old man, and his passenger, a 28-year-old woman, both suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision. They were both transported to Our Lady of the Lake hospital for treatment. Neither the driver of the SUV nor the 18-wheeler operator was hurt in the tragic accident.
Investigators are currently looking into the accident. Each driver has submitted a blood sample to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for chemical analysis. At this time, it is not clear whether any of the drivers had alcohol or drugs in his or her system.
While family and friends grieve the senseless deaths of the five people who were killed in the fiery crash, the State Police superintendant expressed concern for them. “This is a horrible tragedy and our thoughts are with those lost in the crash as well as their families and friends … There were needless deaths; this crash did not have to happen.”
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