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Apr 6, 2010 7:07 PM by Letitia Walker

Update: Jennings Man Killed in Acadia Parish Crash

Update: The deceased driver of the 18-wheeler has been identified as 29-year old Coy Benoit of Jennings. The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 50-year old Sidney Bergeaux of Basile. He is said to be suffering from minor injuries.

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UPDATE: The 18 wheeler was traveling South on HWY 91 when a pickup pulled out in front of the 18 wheeler. When the two trucks contacted the 18 wheeler lost control, swerved, and ended up on it's side killing the driver. The road has been blocked for a half mile. No evacuations were necessary due to no houses in the proximity. The crash is still under investigation.

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Louisiana State Police have just arrived on the scene of a fatal accident involving an overturned 18 wheeler tanker. The tanker was carrying hazardous material causing Hwy 91 to close near Huntsman Dr. Between Eunice and Iota.

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