EGAN, La. – State Police have identified the person who died in this morning’s crash on I-10 in Acadia Parish as Tremayne Leblanc, 24, of Crowley.
The crash shut down east and westbound portions of the interstate for several hours.
Master Trooper Brooks David said the crash happened around 9 a.m. when Leblanc was driving westbound and suddenly lost control of his car for unknown reasons.
Leblanc’s car then crossed the median entering the eastbound lanes of the interstate, hitting a SUV, an 18-wheeler, and a minivan.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office, even though he was wearing a seatbelt.
A passenger who was with Leblanc received moderate injuries and taken to a local hospital. Four other people received minor injuries.
Investigators do not know if Leblanc was intoxicated at the time of the crash but David said routine toxicology samples were taken from Leblanc and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Police tested all of the drivers and were found not to be impaired.
David said in a statement that Louisiana State Police would like to remind drivers:
“a sleepy driver is an impaired driver. Sleepiness while driving is as dangerous as texting while driving. Prepare for travel by being well-rested, sharing driving time with others, and keeping each other company while driving.”
The crash remains under investigation.