On Wednesday afternoon, a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 210 took the life of 38-year-old Joel Thibodeaux.
As per the initial information, the four-vehicle pile-up took place near the Nelson Road exit. The early reports indicated that a 2012 GMC Sierra was heading westbound on I-210 when the driver failed to maintain control of the vehicle and went through the median into oncoming traffic.
The GMC crashed into a 2019 Ford F-550 that was going eastbound. Two other vehicles hit the wreckage that resulted due to the collision between the GMC and Ford. The driver of the GMC, 38-year-old Joel Thibodeaux of Lake Charles, was declared dead at the scene by the officials.
The driver of the Ford truck was rushed to a local hospital and is listed in critical, but stable condition. Two other occupants of the Ford truck were also taken to a local hospital and they are listed in stable condition. No other details were provided.
The incident remains under investigation.
November 25, 2021