Four people were killed when an 18-wheeler carrying avocados did not slow down as he approached a Louisiana highway and unleashed a fierce pile-up.
The Louisiana State Police shared details of the crash on Saturday afternoon with news release, saying there was "traffic stopped or stopped on I-12 East at LA 21 due to congestion."
"An 18-wheeler, dragging avocados, traveled to the right lane on I-12 approaching congestion," police said. "For some unknown reason, the 18-wheeler could not stop and launched a chain reaction crash with nine other vehicles.The 18-wheeler jumped during the crash and caught fire, along with three other vehicles."
The Louisiana State Police said the driver of the 18-rider, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene – and named the three other people who died in the crash.
Yoland Simmons and Keland Simmons were in a Lexus hit by the 18-wheeler and declared dead at the scene, authorities said. 19659010 Crash 2 “/>