NEW EVIDENCE: State police clear 18-wheeler driver of wrongdoing in fatal crash

Published: Mar. 8, 2022 at 11:23 AM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - After an initial investigation led troopers to believe an 18-wheeler driver was at fault in a fatal crash on I-10 Monday night, new evidence clears the driver of wrongdoing.

Troopers say the driver of the 18-wheeler has been located and cleared of any wrongdoing and criminal intent.

According to State Police, new evidence indicates that the driver of a Ford pick up was traveling on the inside shoulder of I-10 near milepost 35 when he sideswiped an 18-wheeler. The Ford then crossed the center median, striking a Toyota head-on killing Narlyn Chinchilla-Lopez, 23, of San Antonio, TX, as well as an unidentified passenger.

Police say charges are possible.

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