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I-10 now open following crash involving bus near Baton Rouge

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Mar 24, 2022

I-10 has been reopened after a crash involving a commercial bus near Baton Rouge

As of 5:40 pm all lanes are open on I-10 East at LA 415 (Lobdell). Congestion has reached around 12 miles in length.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

Traffic has been diverted to LA 415 Northbound and then to US 190 Eastbound for most of the day.

According to WBRZ, the fiery crash was reported around 11:00 am just past La 415. Traffic cameras, they saw showed "significant damage" to the bus. The crash also involved an 18-wheeler which had its cab smashed.

They report that at least one person has died in the crash.

The Advocate reports, first responders had removed what appeared to be a body and placed it under a tarp.

The newspaper says the bus involved in the crash belongs to Turimex International. The Mexico-based company provides transportation to cities in that country and the United States. A representative for the company reportedly declined to speak to The Advocate.

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