Overturned 18-wheeler blocks ramp from I-110 South to I-10 West

Police said a truck driver was cited after an 18-wheeler overturned on the ramp from I-110 South to I-10 West in Baton Rouge Monday morning.

The driver, whose name was not released, was issued a citation for unsecure load. The accident blocked the ramp a little before 9 a.m.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the load shifted, which caused the tractor trailer to tip over. Officials added it was hauling paper.

No injuries were reported. Investigators said it could be after 1 p.m. before they get the big rig turned back upright and removed.

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Dallas man ejected from van dies in I-10 crash Thursday; driver charged with … – The Times

Louisiana State Police say a driver, traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Port Allen, struck a freightliner in the left rear, causing the van to overturn and front seat passenger Roberto-Carlos Rivas to be ejected. Rivas, 26, of Dallas, sustained fatal injuries.

Just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Devin Spence of Carriere, MS was driving a 2012 Chevrolet van eastbound on I-10 in the right lane. During the same time, Demetrius Brown, 39, of Houston, driving a 2009 Freightliner tractor-trailer, was also traveling eastbound in the right lane.

Police say Brown was slowing his tractor-trailer due to traffic congestion on I-10. Spence, traveling directly behind the Freightliner, attempted to take what police call “evasive action,” by changing lanes as the tractor-trailer slowed.

When Spence entered the left lane, the front right of his Chevy struck the left rear of the trailer causing the van to overturn.

Rivas, the front seat passenger in Spence’s Chevy, was ejected from the vehicle.

Officials say it’s unknown at this time whether or not Rivas was properly restrained.

However, Spence and Brown were properly restrained and received only minor to moderate injuries. After being released from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Spence will be booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail for negligent homicide.

Drunk driving is not suspected at this time; however, toxicology samples were taken from both drivers and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash is still under investigation.

I-10 eastbound lanes reopen near French Quarter after wreck – The Times

Two eastbound I-10 lanes in New Orleans were blocked for about two hours due to a wreck near Esplanade Avenue late Sunday night (March 9), according to highway officials. 

Shortly after that accident, DOTD reported that a disabled vehicle was blocking the right eastbound I-10 lane at the high rise bridge over the Industrial Canal. Police temporarily shutdown all eastbound lanes there around 1 a.m. as they removed the vehicle. All eastbound lanes on the bridge reopened shortly after 1 a.m. Monday. 


This story was updated at 6 a.m. Monday.

Two I-10 eastbound lanes blocked near French Quarter due to accident, DOTD … – The Times

Two eastbound I-10 lanes in New Orleans remained blocked early Monday due to a wreck that took place near Esplanade Avenue late Sunday night (March 9), according to highway officials. 

Four people injured in seven-car pileup

PORT ALLEN — Councilman-at-Large R.J. Loupe got to breathe a sigh of relief Wednesday afternoon after an effort to oust the 30-year veteran councilman officially ran out of steam.

Residents seeking to recall Loupe had until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to submit a petition containing 1,285 signatures from the city’s qualified voters to the West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Office.

The deadline expired without the recall petition being filed.

The recall effort against Loupe was launched on Sept.

7 vehicle pileup causes major traffic congestion on I-10 in West Baton Rouge …

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Cozze Up Lady was coming into the Mardi Gras Stakes off an eight-month layoff and two years ago returned to the races with a win after a nine-month layoff.

Cozze Up Lady was void of early foot but found her best stride down the stretch to collar SaturdayNThe Park at the wire to win the $60,000 stake Tuesday afternoon at the Fair Grounds.

7 vehicle pileup causes major traffic congestion on I-10 in West – WAFB 9 News …

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Four people were injured during a seven-car pileup Tuesday evening.

None of the injuries are life threatening, according to West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Cliff Ivey.

Ivey says the injured were taken to four area hospitals, a couple with injuries to the face.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. on I-10 westbound near mile marker 142, a few miles from the Grosse Tete exit, causing traffic headaches for hours. It involved three 18-wheelers and four vehicles.

Ivey says the crash occurred when the driver of one of the 18-wheelers hit a car.  The driver was given a ticket for failure to maintain control.

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Icy conditions cause crashes, closures and headaches

At just after 1 p.m., the West Feliciana High boys basketball team pulled out of St. Francisville, bound for Monroe and a Class 3A regional-round playoff game at Richwood High.

WFHS Athletic Director Robb Odom was surprised to hear that his team might be in the minority. Tuesday’s freezing temperatures and rain that forced road closures.

“We just got on the road to Monroe,” Odom said. “We’ll see what happens.”

By noon, all games on the area’s Tuesday baseball schedule were cancelled or postponed.

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Icy conditions cause crashes, closures and headaches – WAFB 9 News Baton …

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The wintry weather that moved through south Louisiana Tuesday morning caused problems for drivers into the afternoon.

As of 2 p.m., only the Audubon Bridge between New Roads and St. Francisville remained closed in the Baton Rouge area. Click here for other closures across the state

Many people in the Baton Rouge area with plans to spend Mardi Gras in Lafayette had to find alternative ways to spend their day. The two main routes between the two cities were closed all morning.

Louisiana State Police reported I-10 was reopened between Baton Rouge and Lafayette just before 2 p.m. after being shut down in both directions for several hours. I-110 and I-12 reopened minutes later.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reported an 18-wheeler jack-knifed on I-10 East at Whiskey Bay around 4 a.m. There were several other crashes on I-10 East on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge before it was shut down.

US 190 was closed in both directions at Krotz Springs for several hours after multiple crashes due to icy conditions on the bridge. The westbound lanes were reopened just before 12:30 p.m. A crash on the Four Mile Bridge caused the eastbound side to remain closed for a while longer, but it was reopened before 1:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge EMS reported it was called out to four crashes on the interstates. Officials said the first happened on I-12 at Sherwood Forest Boulevard at 5:25 a.m. One patient was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

EMS stated there were three rollover crashes on I-10. One was at Washington Avenue, another was at Dalrymple Drive and the third was at College Drive. Off the interstate, between I-10 and the Laurel area, five or six other crashes were reported. All injuries were minor.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation and Development reports all bridges in Wilkinson and Amite counties have ice on them.

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