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Head-on crash leaves driver dead and bridge closed

SORRENTO, LA (WAFB) - Authorities say a 52-year-old man was killed when an 18-wheeler crossed the center line on LA 70 near the Sunshine Bridge in Sorrento and crashed head-on with an SUV Friday afternoon.

According to Louisiana State Police, Nathan Folse of Baton Rouge died when an 18-wheeler driven by Gregory Stagg, 53, of Baton Rouge slammed into Folse's GMC Yukon around 12:30 p.m. Stagg was charged with negligent homicide and driving left of center.

The Southern Ionics rig overturned and caught fire in the crash. Early reports indicated officials believed it was carrying ammonia. Later, they reported traces of ammonium were found, but not enough to cause the fire. They now think the fire was caused by the impact of the crash.

The bridge was shut down in both directions. The crash happened just east of it.

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