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Person of interest sought in I-10 East crash that flipped tanker truck

4 months 1 day 15 hours ago August 09, 2016 Aug 9, 2016 Tuesday, August 09 2016 August 09, 2016 10:14 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Troopers released images of a person of interest in a crash that kept I-10 through Baton Rouge closed for more than 12 hours last Friday.

State Police have been looking for a suspect who allegedly fled the scene after a two-vehicle crash on I-10 East past Siegen Lane that overturned a tanker truck. The truck was carrying isobutane gas, and the interstate remained shut down for hours as emergency crews responded to the scene. The driver of the tanker truck sustained minor injuries. Troopers later learned that the second vehicle was a red 2008 Ford Fusion that had been reported stolen from Baton Rouge.

State Police say the person of interest is a white male with long blonde and brown hair. He has tattoos covering both his arms and legs. Witnesses said they saw a white male with long hair running from the scene of the crash into the Siegen Lane Marketplace. Conflicting reports shortly after the crash indicated the suspect could have been a black male with dreadlocks.

Security camera footage obtained by LSP shows the suspect with his hair down, wearing green shorts and a white t-shirt prior to entering Walmart. Later footage shows him exit Walmart with his hair pulled up and wearing a gray t-shirt.

Troopers are asking that anyone with any information regarding this person to contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500, or their local law enforcement agency.

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