Slidell Man Killed, Car Slams Into Rear Of Truck On I-55


A Slidell man is dead after his car slammed into the rear of a 2015 Freightliner truck in St. John the Baptist Parish.

State police say the crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Thursday while the truck was stopped on the interstate due to traffic congestion. Troopers say 23-year-old Justin Weaver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene.

A passenger in his car and the trucker were injured in the crash.

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