UPDATE: One dead in US 90 crash

4 hours 20 minutes ago by Ian Auzenne

One person is dead following a three-car collision this afternoon on US 90 in Iberia Parish.

The crash took place around 1 p.m. in the westbound lanes just past Jefferson Island Road.

According to an eyewitness, a car traveling eastbound crossed the median and striking two cars. One of those vehicles was hit head-on.

The other drivers involved sustained critical injuries and remains in area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

US 90 West was closed for nearly three hours while troopers cleared the scene. The highway reopened around 4 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.