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Prison van crash closes I-55 south of Ponchatoula

7 years 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, April 06 2017 Apr 6, 2017 April 06, 2017 6:46 AM April 06, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

MANCHAC – I-55 southbound was closed to traffic due to a crash south of Ponchatoula Thursday morning.

According to DOTD, the crash happened near mile marker 17 near Manchac just after 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Officials say traffic is being diverted onto US 51.

WWLTV reports a prison transport van carrying 16 prisoners to Orleans Parish Prison was involved in the crash. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to WBRZ News 2 online and on Facebook and Twitter for updates as new information becomes available.

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