Another deadly accident on Interstate 10 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Another deadly accident on Interstate 10

RAYNE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say two people died in a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 10.

The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday between Rayne and Crowley in Acadia Parish.

Troopers say the preliminary investigation suggests a pickup truck driven by 56-year-old Kenneth Hicks of Northport, Ala., crossed the median, sideswiping an eastbound car.

The pickup truck began flipping and struck another pickup truck traveling eastbound driven by 49-year-old Billy Nelms of Orange, Texas. Troopers Hicks and Nelms were pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner.

Investigators say an eastbound 18-wheel truck jackknifed into the median while trying to avoid the crash and another passenger car was hit by debris from the initial accident.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly