Troopers: 3 killed in Louisiana crash caused by road rage

Troopers say three people have been killed in a crash on a Louisiana highway that started as a road rage incident between two vehicles.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 8:38 AM

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Troopers say three people have been killed in a crash on a Louisiana highway that started as a road rage incident between two vehicles.

The Louisiana State Police say the incident started as a 2002 Dodge Durango was speeding behind a 2010 Ford pickup on a two-lane part of Louisiana Highway 18 near Avondale.

Troopers say when the highway widened out to four lanes, the Durango pulled alongside the pickup and hit it, causing the Durango to spin into incoming traffic. Authorities say the Durango hit a 2016 Hyundai Elantra. A mother and daughter inside the Elantra were killed and another child in the car was hurt. Police say the driver of the Durango also died.

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