Posted: Jan 29, 2010 10:33 AM
Updated: Jan 29, 2010 10:33 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) A 68-year-old Opelousas man died when his car hit an 18-wheeler.
State police say the accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Interstate 49 and U.S. Highway 190.
The victim has been identified as Allen Espree.
Troopers say Espree was westbound on Highway 190 when the 18-wheeler driven by 38-year-old Amos Thuo of Euless, Texas, pulled on to the highway from an I-49 exit ramp. Investigators say Espree's car collided with Thro's trailer.
Espree was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Troopers issued Thuo a traffic citation for running a stop sign.