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One lane reopened after multiple accidents shut down I-12 eastbound

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

Two back-to-back multiple-car accidents shut down part of I-12 eastbound this afternoon.

According to St. Tammany Fire District #3, the accident initially shut down all eastbound lanes on I-12 eastbound between Slidell and Lacombe, but one lane has been cleared by rescue workers.

The first accident involved a speeding car hitting another car before hitting the cable barrier. The second occurred nearby when a pickup truck hit a car and SUV. The time-frame for the accidents has not been determined.

Two children and one adult were injured in the accidents and brought to nearby hospitals, according to STFD3. None of their injuries appear to be critical.

As of 4:20 p.m., one of the two lanes on I-12 eastbound had been reopened.

Tune in to Fox 8 News at 4 and 5 p.m. for the latest.

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