Last Modified: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 4:42 PM
One person was killed and a couple of people were injured in two separate accidents early Monday morning, officials said.
The first accident, involving two westbound vehicles on the Interstate 10 bridge, happened around 5 a.m. when a Dodge Caliber vehicle struck the back of a Ford rollback tow truck, instantly killing the front right passenger, said Mark Kraus, Lake Charles police spokesman.
A passenger in the backseat was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition. The driver suffered minor injuries, Kraus said.
The tow truck driver was uninjured, he said.
Kraus said the name of the deceased, and the names of the others injured, were being withheld pending notification of family.
The other accident, which happened around 6 a.m. at the corner of U.S. 171 and North Perkins Ferry Road in Moss Bluff, seriously injured a Ragley man, said Sgt. James Anderson, Louisiana State Police Troop D spokesman.
The concrete truck, driven by Stanley K. Porche, 60, of Lake Charles, was traveling on North Perkins Ferry Road when it drove into the southbound lanes of U.S. 171 and into the path of the Subaru Legacy driven by Joe Kendall Powell Jr.
Powell was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, Anderson said. Porche, who was not injured, was charged with failure to yield at a stop sign, Anderson said.