Police investigate cause of deadly I-10 crash, victim identified


Authorities are continuing to investigate a crash that left a man dead on I-10 West early Thursday morning.

The West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Jimmy Dentro, 53, of Denham Springs.

The coroner’s office is trying to determine if Dentro died as a result of the wreck or from a medical condition.

The accident happened on the I-10 West exit ramp to LA 1 (Plaquemine/Port Allen) on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge (New Bridge).

The crash caused the closure of the exit ramp and created heavy traffic delays back to the I-10/I-12 Split on I-10 West and I-10/I-12 Merge on I-12 West in Baton Rouge.

All lanes were reopened around 7:05 a.m., but the congestion remained until around 7:30 a.m.

The Port Allen Police Department is investigating the accident.

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