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Serious crash in St. Gabriel has police reminding people to slow down
ST. GABRIEL - Five people are recovering Thursday evening after a car crash on Highway 75.
A vehicle turned into oncoming traffic and was hit, police said. Earlier, sources said cars and pedestrians were involved but upon further investigation, only vehicles crashed. Injuries were described as critical.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
#BREAKING major crash on Hwy 75 near Carville. 2 AirMed helicopters on scene. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/sS1py8Pfzn— BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington) March 31, 2016
Just got closer to the crash. Two vehicles have heavy damage. Tow truck working to clear the road now. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/fpT6dBg4wX— BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington) March 31, 2016
St. Gabriel Police told WBRZ News 2, there is a big speeding problem on that highway, but investigators don't think speed had much influence on this collision. Police are still using this scene as a reminder about how quickly a crash could happen on a two-lane highway.
One of the drivers in the crash told WBRZ News 2, he wasn't speeding, because he lives on that road, and gets annoyed when he sees others flying by.
"I live right down the road like I said, I've seen people, they're probably late to work or something. You've got the plants around here," Smith said.
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