METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) — Louisiana State Police began investigating a fatal multi-vehicle car crash Saturday night.
Around 11 p.m. troopers responded to the crash in I-10 east near Bonnabel Boulevard.
The initial investigation revealed a 4-vehicle crash occurred in the left lane of I-10 east near Bonnabel Boulevard.
Reports show a 2017 Toyota Rav 4, a 2016 Nissan Altima, a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, and a 2005 Honda S20 were involved.
According to police, the passenger of the Honda S20, along with the driver of the Honda S20 and the driver of the Nissan Altima exited their vehicles and were standing on the roadway near the left shoulder.
A 2009 Pontiac G8, driven by 39-year-old Carlton L. Williams, approached the location of the initial crash and struck the Toyota Rav 4 and the three occupants near the left shoulder.
The three individuals were taken to a local hospital.
16-year-old Christopher Cruz died at the hospital from severe injuries according to Louisiana State Police.
Blood samples were collected from all drivers as a part of the ongoing investigation.
In the event of a motor vehicle crash, LSP wants to recommend drivers to remove the vehicle from the travel lane of the highway to the nearest safe shoulder if the vehicle is not disabled and if no injuries occurred.
LSP also recommends that you remain in your vehicle, seat belted until law enforcement arrives and secures the scene for safety.