UPDATE: Victim in deadly I-10 crash in Rayne identified

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RAYNE, La. (KLFY) – UPDATE: The victim in a deadly Wednesday morning crash has been identified by Rayne police as 34-year-old Ronrico Jones.

ORIGINAL: Rayne Police are currently investigating a fatality crash involving an 18 wheeler and a pickup truck at mile marker 87 in Rayne.

The initial investigation revealed a pickup truck was traveling westbound on I-10 and crossed the median striking an 18 wheeler that was traveling eastbound. Both vehicles then entered the median with the pickup truck catching on fire. 

The driver and a passenger of the 18 wheeler were transported to a Lafayette hospital for evaluation. The male driver of the pickup truck was killed in the crash.

The crash has caused back-ups in both eastbound and westbound lanes on I-10. Clean-up is expected a through the majority of the day. Police are working to open one lane as soon as possible.

Please avoid the area and expect delays.

We will update this story as we get more information.

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