One person killed in fatal 3-vehicle fire under I-10 exit at Loyola Dr.

Another person in critical condition
Photo credit Kenner PD

Kenner police and firefighters work a 3-vehicle crash under Interstate 10, which killed one person and left another in critical condition.

It happened about 8:10 a.m. on westbound Interstate 10 at the Loyola Drive exit ramp. The fire temporarily closed the exit ramp as crews work to extinguish the blaze.

According to a Kenner Police Department spokesperson, "Witnesses observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed westbound on Interstate 10 and exit at Loyola Drive off ramp. Prior to reaching the Loyola Drive intersection the driver lost control of the vehicle, swerved underneath the Interstate 10 and struck a construction workers vehicle parked under the Interstate.

The driver’s vehicle burst into flames setting off a chain reaction engulfing the second vehicle and a third vehicle which was also parked under the Interstate.

Kenner Fire Department immediately arrived on scene and extinguished the flames at which time a body was found in between the first vehicle and the second vehicle.  That person was pronounced deceased on scene.  It is unknown the identity of the deceased person and it is unknown at this time if he was a construction worker or a passenger in the first vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle has been taken to an area hospital and is in critical condition.