Fatal crash causes traffic delays around Baton Rouge

Fatal crash causes traffic delays around Baton Rouge - 6 p.m.
Traffic is backed up on the Mississippi River Bridge due to a fatal crash(Source: WAFB)
Traffic is backed up on the Mississippi River Bridge due to a fatal crash(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials say that they are working a fatal crash on I-10 Eastbound near the Nicholson exit on the Mississippi River Bridge.

According to unofficial on-scene reports, an 18-wheeler and a motorcycle was involved in the crash.

Traffic is heavily backed up, and according to Louisiana State Police, it is unknown how long I-10 Eastbound at the Nicholson exit will be closed.

The DOTD is asking people to use US 61 as an alternate route along with LA 1 as a detour route.

Traffic is not passing through and is being diverted to US 190 East. Traffic from this incident has reached over 17 miles in length, past Gross Tete

This is a story in progress, and it will be updated as we get more information.