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One dead, another injured in crash on I-10 West in Calcasieu Parish

Posted: 10:29 PM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-06 23:29:21-04

One man is dead, another seriously injured after the vehicle they were in ran off the road and struck a tree, according to Louisiana State Police.

Troopers say that shortly before 4:00 pm on Monday, August 6, 2018, they responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-10 Westbound about 1 mile east of Louisiana Highway 397 in Calcasieu Parish. 

An investigation revealed that a car was traveling west on I-10 when the driver lost control of the vehicle during a heavy rainstorm.  That vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree, a release states.

The front seat passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office.  The driver was seriously injured and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  A passenger in the back seat received minor injuries. 

Names are being withheld at this time pending notification of family members.