LAFAYETTE – A police chase out of Iberville Parish led to a fiery crash on I-10 West shutting down the interstate near Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette.
Iberville Parish deputies spotted a stolen vehicle out of New Orleans around 8:30 p.m. that was headed toward Lafayette.
Louisiana State Police assisted with the pursuit, using spike strips to slow the stolen vehicle.
Authorities say the vehicle then crashed into a road maintenance truck and both vehicles went up in flames.
Two people inside of the road maintenance truck were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No one was seen exiting the stolen vehicle.
The interstate remains closed westbound at Louisiana Avenue.
Traffic is being diverted from I-10 to Exit 109 (Breaux Bridge). Drivers can also exit at Lobdell (LA 415) to US 190 to get around those delays.
I-10 West is CLOSED at Louisiana Ave (mile marker 104) due to a vehicle fire
Congestion is about 1 mile in length
Drivers are advised to use an alternate route pic.twitter.com/pROwVRDCjJ
— Dana DiPiazza WBRZ (@danawbrz) January 14, 2021
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