An unidentified driver is now dead after La. State Police say the victim's truck hit an 18-wheeler from behind on Tuesday morning, causing the truck to catch on fire.

Spokesman Sgt. James Anderson says the crash happened around 8:00 a.m. on Interstate 10 Eastbound about two miles from the Texas state line. 25-year-old Adrian T. Desmeuchet of Stafford, Texas, the driver of the 18-wheeler, was not injured in the incident.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of kin.

La. State Police continue to investigate, but warn you that inattentive and distracted driving continues to be a factor in many of the crashes that happen in Louisiana.