GIBSLAND, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler and a van on Interstate 20 in Bienville Parish.
Trooper Albert Paxton says a van driven by 48-year-old Miguel Salas of Lillington, North Carolina, had pulled onto the right shoulder of I-20 after 10-year-old Miguel Moreno became ill early Monday morning.
Paxton says Salas and Moreno were standing on the shoulder when they were struck by an 18-wheeler. The truck also hit the side of the van and then continued traveling off the interstate and struck a tree.
Moreno, Salas and the unidentified truck driver were pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner's office.
The three other passengers in the van suffered minor injuries.