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.