PRAIRIEVILLE. La. (WAFB) - Ami Patel, 23, was killed in a crash on Interstate 10 east of LA Hwy 73 in Ascension Parish Sunday, Sept. 22, a spokesperson for Louisiana State Police (LSP) said.
Preliminary information from an investigation states Jason Ko, 26, was traveling westbound on I-10 with Patel in the front passenger seat. The vehicle the two were traveling in struck the rear of another vehicle for reasons still under investigation.
Patel, a native of Frisco, Texas, suffered fatal injuries.
The crash remains under investigation and charges may be pending, the LSP spokesman said.
The crash resulted in a temporary closure on I-10 West just before the mile marker, which is the Prairieville/Geismar exit. All lanes were reopened hours after the crash.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.