Four from Mississippi killed in Louisiana accident on I-12

Published 1:30 pm Thursday, April 25, 2019

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — Four people from Mississippi have died in an early morning accident on Interstate 12 in Louisiana.

Louisiana State Police tell Baton Rouge-area news outlets that the accident happened around 5 a.m. Thursday in Livingston Parish.

Authorities said a Mississippi driver and three passengers were heading east when a westbound car driven by 57-year-old Willie Smith of Loranger crossed the median. What caused the car to cross the median wasn’t immediately known.

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State police said none of the people in the eastbound car wore restraints and all four were fatally injured in the resulting crash. Smith was wearing a seat belt. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

I-12 was closed for about two hours after the accident, which remains under investigation.