- Associated Press - Thursday, January 24, 2019

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A multi-car crash on Interstate 10 in Louisiana has left two people dead.

Louisiana State Police say it happened shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday in Lafayette Parish.

A preliminary investigation shows that 67-year-old William Rawlings, of Killeen, Texas, was driving an 18-wheeler eastbound when he encountered slow-moving traffic in a construction zone. Rawlings was unable to slow down in a timely manner and hit the rear of a pickup driven by 45-year-old Kenneth McNeil, of Houston, Texas.

That crash sparked a chain reaction involving five vehicles. McNeil’s truck was pushed into 24-year-old Geri Glasco’s car, which then hit the rear of another 18-wheeler, which in turn struck another 18-wheeler.

McNeil and Glasco, of Arnaudville, Louisiana, suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

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