UPDATE: 5:37pm LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – The identity of the crash victim has been released by authorities. 48- year old Khamphout Senesanouk of Texas died in the crash in Iberville Parish..
The initial investigation revealed that Senesanouk was driving a Toyota Camry headed east on Interstate 10. For reasons still being investigated, the Camry came to stop in the right lane of travel. Subsequently, an 18-wheeler tractor trailer struck the rear end of the Camry.
Although seatbelt use is unknown at this time, Senesanouk succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was properly restrained and uninjured. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A multi-vehicle crash is backing up traffic on I-10 East.
According to State Police, Troopers are currently investigating a multi-vehicle crash on I-10 E just east of LA 975. A vehicle fire had been reported by DOTD around midnight in the same area. No information on if these two incidents are related. Due to the recovery efforts, the bridge is closed.
This closure is causing eastbound traffic to back up in St. Martin and Lafayette Parishes. Crews are on the scene working diligently to recover the vehicles. Motorist can access I-49 to Hwy. 190 to Baton Rouge.
More information on this crash and updates on traffic will be provided as they become available.