Advertisement

Teen dies in 15-vehicle crash on old Miss. River Bridge on US 190, LSP says

Louisiana State Police Troopers are investigating a crash on the US 190 "old" Mississippi River...
Louisiana State Police Troopers are investigating a crash on the US 190 "old" Mississippi River Bridge in West Baton Rouge Parish, La. that left a child dead on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.(Source: WAFB)
Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 11:54 AM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police say a 13-year-old has died following a 15-vehicle crash on US 190 on the old Mississippi River Bridge Tuesday morning.

The crash happened shortly before 8:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Trooper First Class Taylor Scrantz tells WAFB’s Austin Kemker the vehicle the teen was in was hit by a semi-truck.

Multiple cars were also hit by several semi-trucks, Scrantz says.

The crash scene stretches for about a quarter of a mile on the bridge.

Some of the other victims suffered minor to moderate injuries in the crash, police say.

Authorities say some victims refused treatment and others were transferred to area hospitals.

Scrantz says state police do not have a timeline on how long it will take to clear the eastbound portion of the bridge, which remains closed at this time.

Copyright 2021 WAFB. All rights reserved.