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One dead in wreck on I-10

DOTD traffic cams I-10 at Claiborne
DOTD traffic cams I-10 at Claiborne(DOTD)
Updated: Feb. 12, 2021 at 5:56 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - One person is dead following a crash early Friday morning, police say.

The crash happened on I-10 E near North Claiborne around 4:43 a.m. on Feb. 12. Police say the initial investigation has revealed that a car was heading eastbound on 1-10 when, for unknown reasons, it was struck from behind by a truck traveling in the same direction. 

Both vehicles spun out of control for several feet, hitting the guard rails, before stopping.

The male driver of the car died at the scene, while the male driver of the truck was taken into custody. The driver of the truck is being tested for impairment.

The interstate was closed until 7 a.m.

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