Two people were killed in an early-morning crash on Interstate 10 in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The crash claimed the lives of 24-year-old Geri Glasco, of Arnaudville, and 45-year-old Kenneth McNeil of, Houston. Glasco is the daughter of UL Softball Coach Gerry Glasco. She was also a volunteer coach on the UL softball team.
The preliminary investigation revealed that 67-year-old William Rawlings of Killeen, Texas, was driving a 2010 Freightliner 18-wheeler eastbound on I-10 when he encountered slow-moving traffic in an active construction zone.
For unknown reasons, Rawlings was unable to slow down in a timely manner and struck the rear of a 2015 Dodge Ram pickup driven by McNeil.
That initial crash began a chain reaction involving a total of five vehicles. McNeil’s vehicle was pushed into Glasco’s vehicle, a 2017 Ford Escape. Glasco’s Ford then struck the rear of a second 18-wheeler, which in turn struck another 18-wheeler.
McNeil and Glasco were both killed as a result of the crash. Rawlings submitted a breath sample which showed no alcohol present at the time of the crash.
The investigation is ongoing, and charges may be pending.