I-49 N closed after fatal crash involving 18-wheeler

Published: May. 20, 2023 at 5:38 PM CDT
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Lafayette, LA (KPLC) - An overturned 18-wheeler has closed I-49 Northbound at Pont Des Mouton.

Lafayette Police says the 18-wheeler was traveling on I-49 N just before East Butcher Switch Road when it collided with an unoccupied abandoned vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway. The 18-wheeler then lost control and left the road before coming to a rest at 3100 NE Evangeline Thruway near East Butcher Switch.

The driver of the 18-wheeler died as a result of the crash, Lafayette Police said.

Congestion has reached I-10, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation.