UPDATE: 10: 00 p.m. A 29-year-old Texas man died in a crash Tuesday on I-10 eastbound near mile marker 99 in Lafayette Parish.
Juan Carlos Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police.
The crash happened as the driver of a F-350 truck, 59-year-old Daniel Salinas of San Antonio, Texas, was traveling along I-10 towing a utility trailer, Gossen said.
Investigators believe the vehicle experienced a sudden tire failure causing Salinas to lose control, exit off the roadway to the left, overturn in the median of I-10, and coming to rest on its side.
Police say Hernandez was unrestrained in the left rear seat and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office.
Two other rear seat passengers were unrestrained and transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries, Gosssen said.
The driver and front seat passenger who were properly restrained were also transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries, police said.
UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. Traffic moving again on I-10 east and westbound following deadly crash on I-10 in Lafayette Parish.
LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KLFY) State Police said one person was killed in a major crash involving a utility trailer on I-10 eastbound in Lafayette Parish.
The single vehicle crash occurred about 5:00 p.m. and was the result of a tire failure.
TRP Thomas Gossen said an initial investigation has revealed that the driver lost control when the tire failed, causing the vehicle to flip into the median.
The deceased, so far, has not been identified.
Traffic eastbound and westbound on Interstate 10 is at a standstill.
We will continue to release developing information on this story as the information becomes available.