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Police looking for dump truck in I-12 hit and run

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago July 02, 2013 Jul 2, 2013 Tuesday, July 02 2013 July 02, 2013 1:16 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the driver of a dump truck blamed for causing a lunchtime crash on I-12 that pinned the driver of a car under a semi.

Police said a four-door family car was headed west on the interstate near Airline when it was hit by the dump truck just before 1 p.m. The driver of the car lost control and was hit by an 18-wheeler. Both vehicles careened into a concrete median.

The driver of the sedan was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The driver of the semi was not injured. The driver of the dump truck did not stop, according to police.

The wreck closed one lane of I-12 West at Airline and slowed traffic in both directions.

Anyone who may have seen the crash is being asked to call Baton Rouge Police at (225) 389-7819.

IMAGE: First responder

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