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4 dead in fiery Louisiana crash involving 3 big rigs, car


Friday, April 9, 2010
This is one of trucks involved in the crash near Baton Rogue, La., that killed at least four people early this morning. (Courtesy WAFB-TV)
This is one of trucks involved in the crash near Baton Rogue, La., that killed at least four people early this morning. (Courtesy WAFB-TV)

GROSSE TETE, La. — Louisiana state police say at least four people are dead and a portion of Interstate 10 westbound is closed after a fiery crash involving three 18-wheelers and a car near Grosse Tete.

Investigators say a 15-year-old girl survived the crash and was not seriously injured.

Troopers tell WAFB-TV an eastbound 18-wheeler sideswiped another that was stopped on the shoulder early Friday. The driver lost control, crossed the median and collided head-on into a third 18-wheeler traveling west.

Troopers say the second collision caused a fire. Once the fire was out, they found a car in the wreckage.

None of the names of those involved have been released.

Westbound traffic is being diverted at the Louisiana Highway 415 to U.S. Highway 190.

The crash happened at mile marker 140, which is near Grosse Tete, which is about 14 miles west of Baton Rogue, around 5 a.m.

Officials said there were no hazardous materials involved in the crash.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

 

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