Gretna man killed in crash on La. Highway 23

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a crash in Plaquemines Parish that killed a 33-year-old Gretna man.

Troopers say Stephen Emerson died after his car rear-ended a tractor trailer stopped in traffic shortly before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on La. 23 south of Belle Chasse.

Emerson was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Trooper Melissa Matey says the tractor trailer was stopped in the right lane because of traffic congestion due to the closure of the Belle Chasse Bridge.

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