Fatality In Jefferson County

The DPS reports one person was killed in a multi-vehicle wreck on I-10 near Gator

Country in Jefferson County. An 18-wheeler was traveling westbound, when for some

unknown reason the driver stopped on the interstate and was rear-ended by a pickup.

The driver of the pickup, a 20-year old Orange resident, was ejected from the pickup and

was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt. About the

same time a wreck occurred on the eastbound side near the same location. The wrecks

forced the interstate to be shutdown.


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