Early Tuesday morning, the Louisiana State Police Trooper John Sandifer said there were three separate multi-vehicle crashes involving a total of 18 vehicles, including two sugarcane trucks, and leaving one person dead and several others injured.

Early Tuesday morning, the Louisiana State Police Trooper John Sandifer said there were three separate multi-vehicle crashes involving a total of 18 vehicles, including two sugarcane trucks, and leaving one person dead and several others injured. Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Col. Bobby Webre first reported at about 6 a.m. a 20-vehicle pile-up on HWY 1 just north of LA 405 between Donaldsonville and Iberville Parish line. State Troopers reported the highway was closed in both directions between Annadale Road near White Castle and LA 943 near Donaldsonville. Drivers were delayed and redirected to alternate routes to avoid the area. Sandifer confirmed the deadly crash involved six vehicles, but it is still unknown if the cane trucks were involved in that one. Louisiana State Police is the lead-investigating agency for the crash. Webre said there was heavy fog in the area at the time of the crash and it is believed that was possibly a factor in the accident. He reported it appears as though one vehicle rear-ended a sugarcane truck and that started a chain reaction of accidents. Webre added some of the injuries in the crash were serious and all of the injured have been taken to the hospital by ambulance. An exact number of injured was not given. Authorities have not released the names of any of the people involved in the crash. The exact cause of the wreck is still being investigated. Many different agencies responded to the crash to assist with getting the injured, direct traffic and investigate what caused the wreck. More updates will be added as the story develops.