Report: Killeen man strikes truck in traffic, causes 5 vehicle accident that left 2 dead in LA

Posted at 9:50 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 10:50:53-05

A five-vehicle accident that took the lives of two people near Lafayette Parish is currently being investigated. 

Louisiana State Troopers said that the accident happened just after 1 a.m. Thursday on eastbound I-10 east of Louisiana Avenue, according to KATC-TV

Troopers said that an 18-wheeler driven by Killeen resident Williams Rawlings had encountered slow moving traffic on I-10. Rawlings, officials said, was unable to slow down and hit the rear end of a Dodge Ram driven by Kenneth McNeil, 45, starting a chain reaction. 

McNeil then crashed into a Ford Escape driven by Geri Glasco, 24, who crashed into an 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler crashed into another 18-wheeler.

McNeil and Glasco died from their injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

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