Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:03 PM by Russell Jones, Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Mar 13, 2014 10:12 PM
PORT ALLEN- A man from Mississippi will face charges once he is released from the hospital after a crash killed the passenger in his van Thursday evening.
Roberto-Carlos Rivas, 26, of Texas died. Devin Spence, 24, of Mississippi will be booked with negligent homicide, State Police said.
Investigators said Spence clipped the trailer of an 18-wheeler between Port Allen and the Basin Bridge, lost control, and flipped his vehicle. Rivas was ejected and killed.
The crash closed both lanes of I-10 for the end of the evening rush. At one point, traffic was backed up for three miles.
The interstate was cleared around 8 p.m.
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