Dump truck driver to be charged for causing six-vehicle crash

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:00pm

Louisiana State Police reports that two dump trucks and at least four cars were involved in a major wreck this morning near LA-30 and LA-73 in Geismar.

The crash happened at roughly 6:30 a.m. on LA 30 at LA 73 on Monday, Jan. 29. We’re told a dump truck being driven by Derrick W. Myles, 35, of Plaquemine was driving in the northbound lane. He allegedly failed to stop at a red light and hit two vehicles, causing four cars in total to be part of the crash, as well as another dump truck.

One driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, and is now listed in stable condition. All of the other drivers sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Myles was charged with Reckless Operation and Negligent Injuring. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail and a sample of his blood has been submitted for toxicology review.

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