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Ecru man arrested after massive crash in Louisiana

John White | Photo: WAFB

The man is identified as John White, 56.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 1:17 PM

(WTVA) - An Ecru man has been arrested in connection with a fatal 12-vehicle crash in Louisiana.

The man is identified as John White, 56.

He was booked into the Ascension Parish jail on one count of negligent homicide and 18 counts of negligent injuring, reports WAFB-TV.

Additional charges are pending as the crash remains under instigation.

The crash happened on Interstate 10 near Gonzales Wednesday night.

The TV station reports the crash happened while traffic was stopped on the interstate due to a previous crash.

Investigators say White failed to stop his 18-wheeler and caused a chain reaction with 11 vehicles.

Julie Holmes, 46, of Gonzales, died at the scene as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.

Eighteen people were injured.

The investigation is ongoing to determine why White failed to stop his truck.

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