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I-10 East reopens following fatal crash near Texas-Louisiana state line

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Posted at 7:09 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 14:29:31-04

I-10 East reopened Wednesday morning following a multi-vehicle crash overnight near the Texas-Louisiana state line that claimed the life of a Texas driver.

The interstate was closed for about 7 hours at Mile Marker 2.

According to state police, On April 12, 2022, shortly before 10:00 p.m., troopers responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 about 2 miles east of the Texas state line in Calcasieu Parish. The crash claimed the life of 25-year-old Claudia Williams of Orange, Texas.

An investigation revealed a vehicle, driven by Williams, was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of travel on I-10 at a high rate of speed. At the same time, the driver of another vehicle was traveling east on I-10 and took evasive actions to avoid the crash, but struck the trailer of an 18-wheeler that was also traveling east.

After the impact with the 18-wheeler, the vehicle was sideswiped by the westbound vehicle driven by williams. The vehicle continued traveling west and struck an 18-wheeler head-on.

Williams, who was not wearing a seat belt, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle and the driver 18-wheeler sustained minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

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