UPDATE: Multi-vehicle crash near Start claims the life of a North Carolina man

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UPDATE: (11/14/19) START, La. — A crash involving two 18-wheeler’s yesterday morning claimed the life of a North Carolina man.

According to Louisiana State Police, the accident happened just after 9:30 AM on I-20 near the Richland/Ouachita Parish line.

A previous crash had stopped all traffic in the westbound lanes. A 2020 Volvo 18-wheeler struck did not realize that traffic had stopped and struck the rear of a stopped 2011 Freightliner 18-wheeler.

A passenger in the sleeper compartment of the Volvo 18-wheeler was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. His identity is being withheld at this time.

The driver of the Volvo was taken to a local hospital for his injuries and was later ticketed for careless operation.

Police say that the crash remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL: (11/13/19) START, La. — An accident on I-20 this morning has closed down the westbound lanes near Start.

According to LA DOTD, the westbound lanes near Magnolia Drive, exit 132, are blocked due to a vehicle accident.

Through viewer-submitted photos, it seems the accident involves at least 2 tractor-trailers.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this article as more information becomes available.

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