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John D. White

A fatal wreck involving 11 vehicles and multiple injuries shut down the eastbound side of Interstate 10 Wednesday night in Ascension Parish, authorities said. 

A Mississippi man identified as 56-year-old John White was arrested after the crash. 

The crash occurred about 9 p.m. near the La. 73 exit, confirmed Louisiana State Police spokesman Senior Trooper Bryan Lee. White was allegedly approaching stopped traffic in an 18-wheeler and failed to stop, causing a chain reaction crash with 10 other vehicles. 

Julie Holmes, 46 of Gonzales, was killed in the crash. Eighteen other people were hurt. 

White was determined to be at fault and arrested by state troopers. Impairment was not suspected to a factor, according to a release. White was boooked in to Ascension Parish Jail on one count of negligent homicide and 18 counts of negligent injuring. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

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Gonzales 12 vehicle wreck

Map of the location of a 12-vehicle wreck that shut down Interstate 10