Police looking for hit-and-run driver in I-10 wreck

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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 3:06 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 11, 2012 3:06 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Police, hit-and-run, driver, I-10, wreck, interstate, traffic, baton rouge

BATON ROUGE - Police said this morning's 18-wheeler wreck on I-10 East, which tied up traffic across Baton Rouge, was the work of a hit-and-run driver.

Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said around 8:40 a.m. a white car cut in front of the 18-wheeler, which was hauling trash. The big rig swerved, hitting an EBR Department of Public Works dump truck.

The 18-wheeler flipped, spilling its load of trash, and the dump truck went off the road and into a wooded area.

Kelly said neither truck driver was injured, but the cleanup process caused the interstate to be closed and impacted thousands of drivers.

The car involved did not stop at the crash scene, and Kelly said it was described as a late-model white four-door Pontiac with dark, tinted windows.

Anyone with information on this vehicle or its driver should contact the BRPD Hit and Run Division at (225) 389-3877.

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