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Arrest made in fiery crash on Bonnet Carre Spillway

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 12:27:38-04

State Police have arrested a man who they say abandoned a stolen vehicle on the I-10 Bonnet Carre Spillway leading to a fiery crash and temporary closure of the roadway Thursday morning.

Louisiana State Police

Troopers say 27-year-old Antoine Reid was traveling on the I-10 Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge in a stolen car when he abandoned the vehicle in the travel lanes and began walking down I-10.

After abandoning the car, state police say another motorist rear-ended the vehicle and suffered minor injuries. The crash then caused a fire which resulted in the closure of the roadway.

Antoine Reid

Troopers say Reid was located on I-10 and arrested.

He was booked into the St. Charles Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Obstruction of a Roadway
  • No Driver’s License
  • Careless Operation

Reid was also arrested on several outstanding warrants.