Baker man killed in nine-vehicle crash on I-49 Thursday
OPELOUSAS - Authorities say one person is dead after a crash involving nine vehicles on I-49 North Thursday afternoon.
According to police, state troopers first responded to the crash near the Ville Platte exit around 2 p.m. Thursday. Police say a man driving a tractor trailer failed to slow down for moving traffic and swerved to the inside lane, striking a Toyota Corolla and causing a chain-reaction crash.
The man driving the Toyota, 72-year-old William Poche of Baker, sustained fatal injuries when the tractor trailer rolled on top of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Several other drivers sustained minor to moderate injuries in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation and additional charges may be filed.
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