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Louisiana DWI suspect hits and kills bicyclist, flees scene

If you drive east of Lake Charles on Interstate 10 for about an hour, you will come to Rayne, Louisiana. The modestly sized town has been in the news recently because a 42-year-old resident has been charged with vehicular homicide after he allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist with his car and then fled the scene.

Louisiana license suspended, trucker wreaks havoc in Maine

His driver's license was suspended in Louisiana and his right to drive in Virginia had been revoked. Nevertheless, a 55-year-old truck driver was on the road, although law enforcement officials say he was in no shape to be behind the wheel of a 1998 Freightliner tractor-trailer, hauling a load of lumber in Maine.

Two big rigs involved in fatal Lake Charles crash on I-210

Anyone who has driven on I-210 knows that the most dangerous vehicles going through Lake Charles are 18-wheelers. The enormous trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds more than passenger cars and are significantly more difficult to maneuver and bring to a stop. When big rigs collide with passenger vehicles, the results are often dire for the occupants of the smaller vehicles.

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