Jul 9, 2010 1:27 PM by Melissa Canone
PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) - State police say four people died when
an 18-wheeler crossed the median on Interstate 59 near Pearl River
and slammed head-on into a pickup.
Troopers say all four occupants of the pickup, which carried a
Mississippi license plate, died at the scene. The driver of the
18-wheeler suffered minor to moderate injuries and was taken to a
The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Friday about five miles
north of Pearl River.
Investigators tell The Times-Picayune that the 18-wheeler was
traveling north when it apparently lost a tire.
Both vehicles came to a halt on the grassy shoulder of the
The names of the victims have not been released.