State Troopers responded to an early morning single-vehicle traffic crash on Interstate 10 West in Hancock County at the 3-mile marker on Friday at 7:16 a.m. that claimed the life of a Louisiana resident and sent the passenger to the hospital with moderate injuries.
Troopers arrived at the collision scene and reported that the vehicle appeared to have left the roadway and traveled into the center median where it struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision upon initial investigations by the Trooper. The driver and passenger were not related.
The traffic crash is currently under investigation by MHP. No word yet on what caused the accident. We will share more information as it becomes available.