Wreck in Jeff Davis Parish claims one life, injuries reported

JENNINGS – A head-on collision in Jeff Davis Parish, just outside of Mermentau, has claimed one life, sent one to the hospital and other injuries are expected.

About one mile past the Mermentau Bridge heading west, an 18-wheeler and a utility truck collided. Another car was also involved, in a secondary capacity.

Both lanes are closed around the accident site as first responders work to clear the scene and begin their investigation. Officers are also detouring vehicles from both directions.

More details will be released as they become available.

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