Denham Springs man dies in Lake Charles crash

LAKE CHARLES, LA (WAFB) - Police say a 27-year-old Denham Springs man died in a two-vehicle crash on I-10 in Lake Charles early Tuesday morning.

According to the Lake Charles Police Department, the victim was identified as Derrick Barton.

The wreck happened just after 4 a.m.

Investigators said a Dodge Caliber and Ford rollback tow truck were headed west when the car rear-ended the tow truck.

They said Barton was a passenger in the front seat of the car.

He was killed upon impact.

The backseat passenger was taken to a hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

His name was not released.

The driver suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Ford was not hurt.

Both drivers submitted to blood alcohol tests and the results are pending.

The investigation is ongoing.

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