- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Three people were killed and two others seriously hurt in a traffic accident now under investigation by Louisiana state troopers.

A state police news release says the accident happened Wednesday evening on Interstate 10 in south Louisiana’s Jefferson Davis Parish.

A car heading east crossed the median and collided head-on with a westbound heavy duty truck pulling a trailer. What caused the car’s driver to veer across the median is so far not known.

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Three people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner’s Office. A fourth car passenger and the truck’s driver both were taken to hospitals with serious injuries.

The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. It led to the shutdown of I-10 westbound for more than two hours Wednesday.

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