Man killed in wreck involving 18-wheelers; wife witnesses whole - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Man killed in wreck involving 18-wheelers; wife witnesses whole thing from another vehicle

One person is dead after a wreck on I-10 E between Grosse Tete and LA 415 (Source: WAFB) One person is dead after a wreck on I-10 E between Grosse Tete and LA 415 (Source: WAFB)
One person is dead after a wreck on I-10 E between Grosse Tete and LA 415 (Source: WAFB) One person is dead after a wreck on I-10 E between Grosse Tete and LA 415 (Source: WAFB)
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

One man is dead after a wreck on I-10 E Thursday evening. Two others were injured as well, emergency officials say.

The wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. on I-10 E between Grosse Tete and LA 415. Emergency officials confirm one man is dead and two others were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man has been identified as Jeremiah Huggins, 40. Officials say he was moving his family from California to Jacksonville, Florida after recently losing his job. His 6-year-old daughter in the passenger seat walked away from the wreck "without a scratch."

It appears the wreck involved two 18-wheelers and a truck towing a U-Haul trailer. A large amount of debris was scattered along the side of the road due to the wreck. 

Investigators say the man driving the truck towing the U-Haul was the one killed. The 18-wheelers were reportedly stopped on the interstate when he slammed into the back of them. His daughter was also in the truck with him, but survived. The man's wife was following behind them in another vehicle and witnessed the whole incident. 

No charges are being filed in the case.

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