PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Officials say one person is dead, a second person is in critical condition, and multiple other people are injured following a multi-vehicle crash on Airline Highway in Prairieville.
Louisiana State Police say 21-year-old Celeste Andre of St. Amant was killed in the accident. Multiple people were also transported to the hospital with injuries. Airline Highway was shutdown near the scene for almost an hour before being reopened.
Police say 17-year-old Chase Tran of Prairieville was traveling on US Hwy 61 in a 2004 Lexus GS with Andre as his front seat passenger. As Tran approached the intersection of LA Hwy 427, his Lexus began to rotate before colliding into the rear of a stopped 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, police say. This triggered a chain reaction causing the Ram to strike a 2016 Acura RDX, which in turn struck a 2016 GMC Sierra.
Andre was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge where she ultimately died. Tran also sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. Everyone else who was involved in the crash is said to have suffered minor injuries.
Police say the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.