I-10 East blocked at LaPlace after charter bus crash

The crash happened at I-10 east at mile marker 209.4. Louisiana State Police say four other people were also taken to area hospitals.

First responders are responding to a crash involving two charter buses on I-10 East near LaPlace Friday morning. Injuries range from minor to moderate.

Officials from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System said the buses were taking Lee High School students to New Orleans. Troopers intend to cite the second driver for careless operation of a motor vehicle.

According to officials, 150 students were on route to New Orleans to attend a Pelican's game.

The students were between the ages of 16 and 17.

Those reporting injuries from the collision were taken to various area hospitals, Matey said. "Parents of all injured students have been notified as to the location and condition of their students". Traffic was moving past the scene on the right shoulder.

  • Larry Hoffman