I-10 near Henderson shut down due to 18-wheeler crash, one dead

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:28pm

Authorities say one person died in a crash involving two 18-wheelers. They say it will be several hours before the West bound lane of I-10 near Henderson reopens as crews attempt to clear the debris and investigate the scene. 

Officials tell NBC33 News that an 18-wheeler traveling in the West bound lane of I-10 crossed the median and hit another 18-wheeler that was carrying a flammable compound. That caused the vehicle to catch fire.

One of the drivers involved in the crash died, but officials could not say which driver, or identify the victim at this time.

We’re told I-10 West will remain closed for several hours. The East bound lane is starting to move again, however, a second crash caused by the congestion has shut down traffic for a second time. They could not provide any update on the second crash, however, it has been cleared.

I-10 West bound is being diverted to LA 415 (Lobdell) exit. Traffic is backed up to Butte LaRose on I-10 West and is approachng Breaux Bridge on I-10 East.   

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