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Driver killed in morning interstate wreck identified

3 years 7 months 1 week ago February 18, 2013 Feb 18, 2013 Monday, February 18 2013 February 18, 2013 2:17 PM in News
Source: Denham Springs Police
By: Russell Jones

DENHAM SPRINGS - Police identified a man killed today in a wreck on I-12 near Juban Road in Livingston Parish.

Denham Springs Police said Melvin Beecham, 37, of Baton Rouge died at the scene of the wreck, which happened just after midnight.

Investigators said Beecham was driving a car on I-12 East when it was involved in the wreck just before the Juban Road. Police said a large van and a tractor-trailer pulling a box cargo trailer were also involved.

Four people in the van had minor injuries. The wreck closed the interstate for several hours, and all lanes were reopened just after 8 a.m.

Police said no charges have been filed, and the wreck is still under investigation.

Images courtesy: Janet Blankenship/Livingston Parish Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

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