Cleanup of a Louisiana pile-up crash has continued into Tuesday morning as crews work to clear the wreckage from more than 150 vehicles.
The accidents started on a raised portion of Interstate 55 outside of New Oeleans before 9 a.m. on Monday, October 23rd, with cleanup continuing into Tuesday, October 24th. The accidents took place on an elevated portion of Interstate crossing over swamp and open water between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas.
According to AP News, approximately 158 vehicles were involved in the pile-up crash, which caught fire in multiple places. 25 people were injured and seven were killed. As of Monday evening, state troopers were working “to notify families, investigate the exact causes of the crashes,” and facilitate the inspection of the bridge.
Officials say that the foggy conditions at the time of the wreck were made more dangerous when combined with marsh fire smoke, which created a “superfog” in the area.