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Marrero man killed in early morning collision with tractor-trailer

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METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

A fatal accident on Interstate 10 east at Causeway Boulevard killed a Marrero man early Thursday morning.

Louisiana State police say Anthony D. Garcia, 30, of Marrero was killed just before 3 a.m. when the 2008 Nissan Altima he was driving struck the rear of a tractor-trailer traveling in the center lane.

Investigators say Garcia was speeding and not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck, Desmond Hooper, 27, of St. James, sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Impairment is not suspected as a cause of the crash. However, Hooper voluntarily submitted to a blood test and results are pending testing at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.

Toxicology tests are pending an autopsy on Garcia.  The crash remains under investigation.

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