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Multiple-Vehicle Accident in Start, Louisiana Causes Tragic Death of a Man from North Carolina

November 19, 2019

START, LA – According to an online news report at, an accident involving two tractor-trailers caused the death of a man from North Carolina. The accident occurred on Interstate 20 occurred in the morning hours which caused the shutdown of all western lanes near Start, Louisiana.*

Per the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the western lanes close to Magnolia Drive at exit 132 were closed due to a vehicular accident.  It appears that the accident involved at least two 18-wheelers. 

According to Louisiana State Police, the accident occurred during the morning rush hour commute on Interstate 20 close to the Ouachita/Richland Parish line.

A previous crash caused traffic backups in the westbound lanes of the roadway.  A 2020 Volvo tractor-trailer was not able to ascertain that traffic was at a standstill and slammed into the rear-end of a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer. 

A passenger who was in the sleeper compartment of the Volvo was transported to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. He has not been identified in the report at this time.

The operator of the Volvo was transported to an area hospital for sustaining injuries.  He has also not been identified in the report.  The man was cited for careless operation of a vehicle.

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