St Martin Parish, LA – UPDATE: Victim Of Deadly Wreck On Basin Bridge Identified
St Martin Parish, LA (August 27, 2019) – Louisiana State Police (LSP) have identified the victim who was killed in a deadly multi-vehicle car wreck on I-10 at Basin Bridge. LSP was at the scene of the accident around 2 p.m. The accident took place on Monday, August 26, four miles east of Butte La Rose.
The deceased victim has been identified as 31-year-old Christopher McGee of Youngstown, FL. Officials claim that the accident was a chain reaction that started from a single-vehicle accident. The crash involved three 18-wheelers and several passenger cars. McGee was driving a 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer which caught fire.
McGee’s body was found by authorities after the crash and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Numerous other parties had reported injuries.
An investigation into the cause of the wreck is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Christopher McGee at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Vehicle Fires in Louisiana
While vehicle fires are not particularly common, under certain conditions they can be extremely dangerous. 49 percent of car fires are due to some kind of mechanical malfunction of the vehicle. 3 percent of vehicle fires are the result of a collision on the road.
When someone sustains burn injuries in a car crash, it can be extremely painful. These situations can happen in seconds, greatly surprising those involved. Sadly, these crashes can result in death, especially if the occupant is unable to escape the engulfed vehicle.
At Fisher Injury Lawyers, we understand that the loss of a loved one is a difficult time. Our expert Louisiana wrongful death attorneys work diligently in order to help families who have lost a loved one recover after a tragic accident. Call us today at (225) 766-1234 to see what options are available for your case.
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