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Morgan City man killed in US 90 crash

Posted at 2:30 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 19:23:27-05

UPDATE: State police have released the name of the person killed in a crash this morning in St. Mary Parish.

According to a spokesman with Troop I, 29-year-old Josue Lorenzo Sanchez sustained fatal injuries after rear-ending a tractor-trailer while traveling westbound on Hw.90 near Delmar Avenue in Bayou Vista.

The crash happened shortly after 5:00 a.m. and shut down both lanes of the highway. Both lanes reopened later this morning.

The state police spokesman says Sanchez was wearing a seatbelt. Troopers have ruled out impairment as a factor in the crash, but they believe Sanchez may have been speeding, according to the spokesman.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

A toxicology sample was taken from Sanchez to be submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.