NewsLocal NewsIn Your ParishSt. Landry Parish


Accidents on I-49 southbound causes multiple serious injuries, fatalities

police lights
Posted at 10:07 PM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-18 18:47:37-05

ST LANDRY PARISH — I-49 southbound iwas closed Friday night. A crash involving a pick-up truck and a SUV allegedly caused four fatalities with a couple of people in critical condition.

The incident happened near a Ville Platte exit, near mile marker 40, according to reports.

State Police tells us that three siblings died in that accident where a truck was going on in the wrong direction on I-49 southbound.

State Police provided a detour for southbound traffic on I-49 to Exit 46 East onto LA 106 then South to LA 29 which brought travelers back to I-49.

Another incident occurred in Avoyelles Parish, 5 miles north of the incident, when a State Trooper was detouring vehicles off of I-49 southbound. An oncoming vehicle, driven by an 86-year-old man, struck the State Police unit. The trooper wasn't hurt, but the person in that oncoming vehicle died from that crash.

KATC will update as soon as information becomes available by State Police.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel