LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - One person is dead and several others injured following a five-vehicle accident on US 90 in Sulphur, authorities say.
“Basically this truck was in the westbound lane going eastbound. every car that you see he hit it on the way down, then hit my truck last,” said Anthony Williams.
Williams and his young son were the only ones from the five vehicles involved who were uninjured.
“The driver of what we call Vehicle 1 right now... was confirmed having fatal injuries and several others had serious injuries that I do not know the extent of at this point,” said AJ Powell, with the Sulphur Police Department.
Williams was visibly shaken by what happened.
“It was scary,” Williams said. “I tried to avoid him. I was in the westbound lane, I tried to swerve all the way over here and he still managed to go airborne and hit me.”
Ruth Weber said she heard the crash from inside a store.
“I looked up over the counter and I heard a big ol’ boom and collision and one truck slid on its side and the other cars, one car just disintegrated, half of it anyway,” Weber said. “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.”
Weber said she rushed to the car to see if she could help.
“He was hollering like he was in pain and I just kept telling him to be calm the ambulance was coming, trying to reassure him because he was trying to get out but there was so much metal in the way of his door he could not possibly get out,” Weber said. “They had to cut him out, too, and he was bleeding from his head to, everywhere.”
Weber said people ran out of several other businesses to help.
“We were all, just ran up to everybody in their car just trying to reassure them they were going to be OK” Weber said. “It’s nice to see community actually come together to help people in their time of need, especially right now.”