Posted: Jul 30, 2010 4:49 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2010 5:55 PM
Source: Sgt. Don Kelly, Baton Rouge Police Dept./EMS
Update: As of 5:45 p.m., all lanes are opened on Interstate 10 westbound at College Drive.
All westbound lanes had been closed due to a major accident.
Witnesses say a Dodge pickup was traveling at high speed on the shoulder prior to the wreck and came upon slow or stopped traffic, causing the crashes. There are preliminary indications that alcohol may be a factor.
EMS reported that there were six patients on the scene. Three were transported to Baton Rouge General, two to Our Lady of the Lake, and one was treated at the scene. Of the five transported, four are stable, and one is in guarded condition.