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One dead following a two-vehicle crash in Egan

Egan – On June 3, 2022, shortly after midnight, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Interstate 10 about 2 miles west of Louisiana Highway 91. The crash claimed the life of an individual whose name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The preliminary investigation revealed a Ford SUV was traveling west on Interstate 10 West in the left lane while a 2004 Freightliner was traveling in the right lane. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford traveled off the roadway to the left, struck a guardrail, and began to rotate. The Ford reentered Interstate 10 into the path of the Freightliner and was struck.

The driver of the Ford, who was not restrained, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the Freightliner was restrained and suffered no injuries.

Toxicology samples were collected from both drivers for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.