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Van smashed by 18-wheeler on newly-opened road

3 years 10 months 1 week ago July 15, 2013 Jul 15, 2013 Monday, July 15 2013 July 15, 2013 5:36 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

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.

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