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Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a single-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 10 near mile marker 99, between Scott and Lafayette.

Posted: Jun 1, 2021 5:05 PM
Updated: Jun 2, 2021 9:01 AM

UPDATE: Lafayette Parish –  Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a single-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 10 near mile marker 99, between Scott and Lafayette on June 1, 2021, just before 4:30 P.M. The crash claimed the life of 29-year-old Juan Carlos Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as the driver, 59-year-old Daniel Salinas of San Antonio, Texas, was driving a 2016 Ford F350 pickup while towing a utility trailer eastbound on I-10. Investigators believe the vehicle experienced a sudden tire failure causing Salinas to lose control and exit off the roadway to the left. Upon doing so, the F350 overturned in the median of I-10, coming to rest on its side.

Hernandez was unrestrained in the left rear seat and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. Two other rear seat passengers were unrestrained and transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. The driver and front seat passenger were properly restrained and were also transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

While impairment is not suspected, a standard toxicology sample was obtained from Salinas for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.


(KADN) - There is congestion on I-10 East from Mile Marker 95 to Mile Marker 99 and on I-10 West from Mile Marker 101 to Mile Marker 99 due to two accidents in the area.

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