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Driver Killed in Richland Parish Crash

Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-20 near Holly Ridge.

Posted: May 24, 2021 10:51 AM

Holly Ridge – Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-20 near Holly Ridge on May 23, 2021, shortly after 6:30 p.m.

This crash claimed the life of 32-year-old Ian Pettit of Delhi. The initial investigation revealed a 2015 Kia Sorento, driven by Pettit, was traveling east on I-20 and struck the rear of a 2012 Peterbuilt 18-wheeler that was also traveling east.

After impact, the Sorento became lodged under the 18-wheeler and caught fire. Pettit was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured during the crash.

A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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