Truck driver charged after deadly 160-vehicle pileup amid 'super fog' conditions in Louisiana

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RESERVE, La. — A Louisiana motortruck driver has been charged pinch negligent homicide for his domiciled successful a fiery road pileup that near 8 dormant past twelvemonth aft a “super fog” of marsh occurrence fume and dense fog snared much than 160 vehicles, authorities said.

On Oct. 23, Ronald Britt was operating a motortruck astatine unsafe speeds connected Interstate 55 westbound of New Orleans erstwhile he slammed into nan backmost of a car that had stopped successful nan near lane down respective different vehicles progressive successful insignificant crashes, Louisiana State Police said successful a statement Tuesday. That collision killed 60-year-old James Fleming and earnestly injured his wife.

Britt, a 61-year-old commercialized motortruck driver from Lafayette, was arrested connected aggregate charges, including negligent homicide, negligent injuring, reckless cognition and different traffic-related offenses, authorities constabulary said.

Britt voluntarily surrendered to authorities Monday. It was chartless if he has an lawyer who could speak connected his behalf.

The Associated Press

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