TRAFFIC UPDATE: all lanes open on I-10 following fatal crash - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

TRAFFIC UPDATE: all lanes open on I-10 following fatal crash

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Two people died Wednesday afternoon in a fiery crash on Interstate 10 near the Iota exit, state police said.

Brooks David, spokesman for Troop I, said "Troopers, first responders and recovery crews are working to clear the scene and reopen the roadway as soon as possible."  

Authorities and KPLC viewers said two 18-wheelers were involved in a head-on collision around 6 p.m.

"The preliminary investigation revealed that an 18-wheeler traveling west crossed the median and hit another 18-wheeler, which was traveling east," David said in a news release. "The vehicles caught fire and resulted in fatal injuries for both drivers."

David said due to the severity of the crash, authorities have not been able to identify the drivers.

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