Head-on collision and fire involving two 18-wheelers leaves both drivers dead

Head-on collision and fire involving two 18-wheelers leaves both drivers dead

ACADIA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Two 18-wheeler drivers died after their big rigs collided head-on Wednesday evening and caught fire, according to Louisiana State Police.

Troopers said the crash happened on I-10 East near the Estherwood/Iota exit in Acadia Parish around 6 p.m. The names of the drivers were not released.

The wreck shut down both lanes of I-10 East in the area for several hours. The interstate reopened around midnight.

Investigators reported one tractor trailer was on I-10 West when it crossed the median and slammed into one on I-10 East. They added both semitrailers burst into flames.

Troopers are working to identify the drivers.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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