BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl was killed when a tractor-trailer plowed into vehicles on a Louisiana bridge, triggering a pileup involving more than a dozen cars.
The crash happened on the Old Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Police said.
Trooper Taylor Scrantz said Marlin Jordan, 42, was driving down a slope in an 18-wheeler and was unable to stop as he approached multiple cars ahead of him.
At least 16 cars, including several large trucks, were involved in chain-reaction crashes. Witnesses told news outlets that some tractor-trailers landed on top of other vehicles.