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Apr 3, 2013 8:45 AM by AP

Opelousas man dies in 18-wheeler crash

An Opelousas man died in a two-vehicle crash on La. Highway 10 in Vernon Parish south of Leesville. The accident happened Tuesday morning.
State police say the crash involved two 18-wheelers, a 2000 International driven by 43-year-old Carl W. Rollins Jr., of Leesville, and a 2007 Freightliner driven by 56-year-old Charles L. Theriot, of Carencro.
Troopers say the Freightliner was westbound on La. 10, cresting a hilltop, when the International entered the road from a private drive. The two 18-wheelers collided.
Investigators say a passenger in Theriot's truck, 50-year-old Earl P. Prudhomme Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.


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