1 Killed, 8 Injured in Multi-car Accident on I-10 in New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA — November 7, 2023, one person was killed and at least eight were injured in a multi-vehicle accident at around 4:30 a.m. along I-10.
According to reports, a "super fog" caused by a combination of smoke from fires burning in the marshes and regular fog resulted in extremely low visibility in the area of I-10 between Irish Bayou and Michoud, which is where the incidents took place.
Authorities report that, due to the fog, there were several different crashes, both in the westbound and eastbound lanes of Interstate 10. Westbound lanes experienced a crash that involved an 18-wheeler and three other vehicles. Eastbound, there were a total of three separate crashes. One accident was between two vehicles; another took place between a car and a motorcycle; the third had five vehicles involved and resulted in the death of one person whose identity has not yet been confirmed.
The incidents are all under investigation by authorities. The names of the eight injured in the accidents have not been made public. There are no additional details available at this time.