Updated: Jul 7
Egan - A crash occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m. on July 6, 2021 on Interstate 10 near mile marker 69 about four miles east of Jennings in Acadia Parish. The identity of the driver killed in the fatal crash has been identified as 83-year-old Morris Levine, Jr. of Houston, TX.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as the driver of a 2009 Dodge Ram pickup was traveling East on I-10. As the driver of the Ram approached stopped traffic, due to a single-vehicle crash near mile marker 70, he sideswiped a stopped 18-wheeler. After the initial impact with the 18-wheeler, he then rear-ended a Ford F150.
Despite being properly restrained, the driver of the Ram sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was properly restrained and was not injured. The driver of the F150 and his occupants were all properly restrained and were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Although impairment is not suspected, Toxicology results are pending on all drivers. This crash remains under investigation.