Authorities say five people were killed Friday when a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 10 outside New Orleans crashed into another vehicle, The Asscociated Press has reported.

Louisiana State Trooper Nick Manale said a driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10 near LaPlace early Friday and crashed head-on with another vehicle with four people inside. The car traveling the wrong way burst into flames. All five people died at the scene.

Manale said an 18-wheeler then sideswiped the wreck and another vehicle hit the 18-wheeler. The drivers of those vehicles suffered only minor injuries.

Manale said troopers had received reports of the wrong way driver just before the accident occurred.

LaPlace is about 25 miles west of New Orleans.