Driver dies after car goes under 18-wheeler

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating a crash in which the driver of a car died after slamming into the back of an 18-wheeler Thursday night.

The Lafayette Police Department reported the wreck happened on I-10 near I-49 just before 11:30 p.m.

Officials identified the victim as a 46-year-old man, but have not yet released his name pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators said the trucker was headed west on I-10 when he felt the jolt of getting rear-ended.

They added the big rig driver pulled over and saw a 2012 Honda lodged under his trailer.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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