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Major wreck shuts down eastbound I-12

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A major wreck shut down the eastbound side of Interstate 12 at O'Neal Lane and left several people with critical injuries Friday afternoon.

At 3:30 p.m., Baton Rouge police estimated it would take several hours to clear the scene and reopen the interstate.

The accident involved six vehicles, including two tractor-trailers.

Seven people were taken to the hospital from the scene, including several children. "We have some in really bad shape," said police spokesman Corporal L'Jean McKneely.

At least four of the patients were in critical condition when they were transported from the scene, an EMS spokesman said.

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