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Feb 12, 2010 4:09 PM

1 killed in crash near Sunshine Bridge

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) One person is dead following a head-on crash between a chemical tanker truck and a sport utility vehicle just east of the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish.

State police say the 18-wheeler caught fire at one point following the crash which happened at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Sgt. Markus Smith says hazardous material teams are working to seal the tanker's load of ammonia or ammonia products.

Smith says one of the vehicles crossed over the center line, leading to the crash. The area around the accident was sealed off.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com

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