Crash involving 18-wheeler and car leaves 1 dead

ABBEVILLE — A man fleeing police with an escapee from a juvenile jail inside his car crashed into the Vermilion Parish Courthouse early Thursday, causing his black Ford 500 to catch on fire, police said.

Rescued from the burning car was the driver, Tawaski Lewis, who suffered a broken leg. Also emerging from the car was an unidentified juvenile who had escaped from juvenile detention and another man who was not identified, Abbeville Police Lt.