CORRECTS Louisiana Interstate Crash story

AP News
Posted: Nov 28, 2009 5:18 PM

(Stations: Please substitute the following for V3043, slugged Louisiana Interstate Crash, which moved at 2:22 p.m. Eastern time. The new version CORRECTS number in van to 15 and number in critical condition to 10.)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) _ Louisiana State Police say at least five people have been killed and at least 10 more taken to the hospital in critical condition after a two-car accident on Interstate 10 just east of Baton Rouge.

State police spokesman Doug Cain said two vehicles were traveling side-by-side in the west bound lane of the interstate Saturday morning when a tire apparently blew out on a mini van carrying 15 people.

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The van and a delivery truck collided and crashed into the east bound lanes. The mini van rolled over several times.

Cain says I-10 east was completely shut down at midday.