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Four from Mississippi killed in I-12 crash in Livingston Parish Thursday

1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 April 25, 2019 5:55 AM April 25, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Police have identified the victims as 30-year-old Tobias Jones of Magnolia (driver), 35-year-old Marcus Feltus of Crosby, 36-year-old Natasha Moore and 38-year-old Anya Ewell (both of McComb). This crash remains under investigation.

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LIVINGSTON PARISH - Four people from Mississippi were killed Thursday morning after their car collided with another early Thursday morning.

The incident was reported before 5:30 a.m. on I-12 just east of LA 63 in Holden. Officials say four people were killed in the crash. Another is in critical condition. 

State police confirmed late Thursday morning that all four killed were Mississippi residents who were traveling east on I-12. Their identities have not been released at this time, though investigators say none of them were wearing seatbelts at the time.

Police say another driver, identified as 57-year-old Willie Smith Jr., crossed the median for unknown reasons and struck the victims' vehicle head-on. Smith was taken to an area hospital where he remains in serious condition. 

That stretch of I-12 is one of the few places without protective cable barriers. DOTD was expected to begin the process of building the barrier in that area this summer.

Crews had the roadway reopened before 6:40 a.m.

The crash is being investigated by Louisiana State Police.

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