UPDATE: Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen tells KPEL News I-10 West has reopened.


Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen says that they have identified the victim of the crash as 31-year-old Christopher McGee of Youngstown, Florida.

Eastbound lanes are open this morning, but I-10 westbound is still being detoured after a fiery crash yesterday on the Atchafalaya Basin bridge. Louisiana State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen says DOTD will still need to inspect the bridge once the scene is clear. As of this morning, fuel was still being off-loaded at the scene.

The crash happened late on Monday and involved two tanker trucks and a truck carrying lumber. One person was killed in the crash that backed up the interstate for hours. The other injuries in the crash appear to be minor. Traffic on I-10 Westbound is being detoured at Lobdell to US Highway 190 and through Opelousas.

We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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