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Mar 29, 2015

05:16:57 GMT--Vehicle Accident - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: VI-20150329-47535-USA

Date / time: 29/03/2015 05:15:40 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Louisiana

Location: Opelousas [US-190 ramp to I-49]

Number of Deads: 1 person(s)

Number of Injured: 10 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Heavy


Louisiana State Police say a 55-year-old man is dead and 10 other people were injured when a Mercury Tracer changed lanes into the path of a pickup truck that was towing a Buick on U.S. 190 at Opelousas. Master Trooper Brooks David (DAH-veed) identifies the dead man as Harold Richard of Opelousas, a passenger in the Tracer driven by 47-year-old Catherine Arclese. David says the crash Friday night injured Arclese; pickup driver 18-year-old Brandell Pryor of Opelousas; the man steering the towed Buick, five passengers in the pickup and two in the Buick. He says Pryor declined treatment, but the others all were taken to hospitals. David says Arclese was ticketed with failure to yield and Pryor with two counts of violating child restraint laws.

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