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GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) — A North Carolina man was killed in an accident on Interstate 10.

The victim of Wednesday night’s crash was identified as 47-year-old Christopher Attinelli, of Charlotte, N.C.

The accident happened around 9 p.m. in Iberville Parish, west of Baton rouge.

The westbound lanes of I-10 were closed until around 12:30 a.m. Thursday as a result of the accident.

Authorities said Attinelli’s eastbound car crossed the median into the westbound lanes and hit a pickup truck. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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