Two people lost their lives early this morning in a four semi truck crash on eastbound I-10 near Grosse Tete Louisiana.
Single Vehicle DUI Crash Triggers Multi-Truck Crash
The crashes began around 2 a.m. between Grosse Tete and LA 415 when a suspected drunk driver in a passenger vehicle rolled his or her vehicle, blocking the lanes of eastbound I-10.
As traffic was backed up from this crash, three semi trucks were all stopped in a line along I-10 in the slowed traffic when a fourth semi rear ended the third truck in the line, pushing it into the first two trucks.
Two people inside the fourth semi that initiated the rear-end crash were killed. Two others were injured and taken to the hospital. The identities of those killed and injured in the crash have not yet been released.
One of the trailers of an 18-wheeler involved in the fatal accident on I-10 EB earlier this morning. pic.twitter.com/RaTJ3hYEVA
— Liz Koh (@lizkohWAFB) October 30, 2017
One of the trucks was reportedly hauling sulphur dioxide.
The crash shut down eastbound I-10 for more than 10 hours. All lanes have now reopened.
— WAFB (@WAFB) October 30, 2017
The incident remains under investigation by the Louisiana State Police.