Van smashed by 18-wheeler on newly-opened road
CENTRAL - An 18-wheeler slammed into the side of a van on the newly-opened Central Thruway this evening, according to authorities.
It happened at the intersection of the thruway and South Choctaw. EMS said the van's driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The thruway, which connects Sullivan Road in Central to O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge, opened last week after four years of construction.
Baton Rouge Police are on the scene investigating the wreck.
News 2 will have more on this crash here on WBRZ.com as it becomes available and tonight on News 2 at 10.