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Driver identified in deadly loose trailer crash

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Posted: Dec 7, 2012 10:13 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Dec 7, 2012 10:13 PM

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BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of the driver, killed in a crash on I-10 Friday.

David Hammer, 64, died when a loose trailer careened across the Interstate and into his lane. Hammer slammed head-on into the trailer.

The crash happened just West of the East Baton Rouge- Ascension Parish line and closed both sides of I-10. Westbound lanes re-opened sooner than eastbound lanes.

Investigators said the truck pulling the trailer was headed west when the trailer got loose. The loose trailer rolled between a gap in cable barriers and into eastbound lanes.

State Police are trying to determine how the trailer came off its hitch.

Hammer was from League City, Texas.

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