Man dies after crashing into 18-wheeler on 1-10

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:31pm

The victim in the crash has been identified as Michael W. Bertoniere of Franklinton Louisiana.

The crash remains under investigation.


A 46-year-old man was killed in a crash on I-10 Thursday night.

Lafayette police say they responded to the accident around 11:20 p.m. near mile marker 103.

An 18-wheeler was traveling west on I-10 in the outside lane when he felt something hit the back of his trailer.

The driver pulled over to the shoulder and got out to check the rear of his truck.

The truck driver discovered the victim’s car lodged beneath the 18-wheeler.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released yet.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured in the crash.

Police are still investigating this incident.  


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