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Deadly crash near Grosse Tete closes I-10

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Posted: Apr 9, 2010 7:58 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Apr 9, 2010 12:38 PM
Source: WBRZ

  Rating: 4.0 (4 votes)

Topics: Interstate 10, 18-wheeler, 15-year-old girl, deadly, crash, Louisiana State Police, Grosse Tete, LA 415

Traffic on Interstate 10 westbound near Grosse Tete is closed because of a major accident involving an 18-wheeler.

A truck travelling eastbound crossed the median and sideswiped an 18-wheeler in the westbound lane causing a fire.

Louisiana State Police say four people were involved and at least two person are dead.

Troopers say the only survivor, a 15-year-old girl, walked away from the accident. She was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.

I-10 is completely shutdown and will stay closed until this afternoon.

Westbound traffic is being diverted at LA 415.

News 2 will continue to update you throughout the day.

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