Driver dies in crash with 18-wheeler near DeRidder

The driver of a vehicle is killed after a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler on Wednesday just after 8:30 p.m. Louisiana State Police say it happened on Highway 112 near DeRidder just east of Dogwood Trail.

Troopers said three vehicles were traveling east on Hwy 112. The front car was stopped to turn left. According to troopers the driver of the third vehicle, a red pickup truck, failed to stop hitting the second vehicle and pushing it into the westbound lane of traffic.

The second vehicle hit an oncoming 18-wheeler head on and then went off the road and struck a tree.

Officials say the driver of the car was transported from the scene with life-threatening injuries, and later died. No one else was hurt.

Troopers said they are still investigating and expect to cite the driver of the red pickup truck.

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