UPDATE: A two-vehicle crash across the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, about 8 miles west of Ramah, claimed the life of 52-year-old Eric N. Davis of Walker.
It happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, State Police said.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that a Freightliner 18-wheeler was stopped in the outside lane of travel on I-10 east due to traffic congestion.
For reasons still under investigation, police said, Davis failed to stop and struck the rear of the 18-wheeler.
He was not restrained and suffered fatal injuries, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Freightliner was properly restrained and was not injured, police said.
ORIGINAL: WHISKEY BAY, La. (KLFY) — Louisiana State Police confirmed they are investigating a two-vehicle crash with at least one fatality on Interstate 10.
Troop I Public Information Officer TFC Thomas Gossen said the crash occurred on I-10 eastbound near mile marker 125.
No further details are available at this time.
The left lane has reopened and the right lane is blocked I-10 East at LA 975 (Whiskey Bay) due to an accident. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length.— Lafayette Traffic (@Laf_Traffic) March 3, 2021
This is a developing story. Updates will be posted here as they become available.