Police: Wrong-way driver causes 4-vehicle fatal crash


Louisiana State Police

Louisiana State Police say a driver going the wrong way on an interstate highway caused a four-vehicle wreck that killed an 83-year-old man.

A news release says the crash that killed Gabriel Prejean of Vinton on Wednesday is still being investigated, and charges are pending against 76-year-old Mario De La Cruz of Anahuac, Texas.

Police say a preliminary investigation found that De La Cruz’s 2011 Chevrolet pickup truck first hit a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, then ran head-on into Prejean’s 2002 Chevrolet pickup, which hit a 2004 Lexus GS 300. 

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