Wreck causes shutdown on Mississippi River Bridge East bound
BATON ROUGE — Around 2:00am Uniform Patrol Officers (2nd District) were dispatched to 100 E. I-10/Mississippi River Bridge relative to a traffic accident involving a multiple vehicles. Upon arrival officers located the driver of one vehicle who was deceased, and the drivers of two other vehicles suffering from serious injuries. EMS arrived on scene and transported both persons to a local hospital due to their injuries. Officers had HQ notify the Baton Rouge City Police Traffic Homicide Division, and the case was turned over to Traffic Homicide Officers. At this time the investigation is ongoing and officers are following up on witness statements and evidence at the scene to determine who or what caused the accident.
At this time I-10 east bound is completely shut down, and the two lanes of west I-10 over the bridge are shut down until farther notice.