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A crash early Monday morning on westbound Interstate 10 in New Orleans East killed one man and left another in critical condition.

The names of the victims were withheld pending notification of family members.

The crash happened about 1:06 a.m. near the Downman Road on-ramp, police said. A 28-year-old man driving an SUV crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler in the center lane, police said.

The driver of the SUV died at a hospital. A 32-year-old passenger was listed in critical condition.

The westbound lanes of I-10 were closed until 6 a.m.