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State Police: One dead, four injured in crash on I-10 near Duson

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Posted at 7:25 PM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 23:07:39-04

State Police are investigating a fatal crash on I-10 near Duson Tuesday evening.

Troopers tell KATC there is one confirmed fatality, 29-year-old Juan Carlos Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas. Four others were also injured.

The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as the driver, 59-year-old Daniel Salinas of San Antonio, was driving a Ford F350 pickup while towing a utility trailer eastbound on I-10. Investigators believe the vehicle experienced a sudden tire failure, causing Salinas to lose control and exit off the roadway to the left. Upon doing so, troopers say the F350 overturned in the median of I-10, coming to rest on its side.

Video provided to KATC shows a vehicle overturned on its side in the roadway at around 5:40 pm on Tuesday.

Hernandez was unrestrained in the left rear seat and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office. Two other rear seat passengers were unrestrained and transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. The driver and front seat passenger were properly restrained and were also transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Troopers say impairment is not suspected, but a standard toxicology sample was obtained from Salinas for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

Troop I has investigated 25 fatal crashes resulting in 32 deaths in 2021.

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