The aftermath of a fiery two-vehicle crash on I-10 near the Rayne Exit 87 ramp that took the life of one. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)
I-10 eastbound closed: Fiery two-vehicle I-10 crash in Rayne takes one life
RAYNE - The Rayne Police Department has released the name of the victim of Wednesday's firery crash on Interstate 10 that took the life of one and injured two.
Rayne Police Chief Carroll J. Stelly announced that Ronrico Jones, 34, of Crowley, was the driver of a pickup truck who perished in the crash.
As reported, at 6:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, Rayne Police received a call of a crash and a vehicle on fire on I-10 eastbound near the on ramp of Rayne Exit 87. Rayne Police and Rayne Volunteer Fire responded and the fire was extinguished.
The initial investigation revealed a pickup truck driven by Jones was traveling westbound on I-10 and crossed the median, striking an 18-wheeler traveling eastbound. Both vehicles then entered the median where the pickup truck burst into flames.
The driver and a passenger of the 18 wheeler were transported to a Lafayette hospital for evaluation. Jones, driver of the pickup truck, was killed in the crash.
The investigation is continuing at this time.