Pregnant mom, unborn twins and young child killed in I-10 crash

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 24, 2020 - 6:23 pm

Police say a woman pregnant with twins and her seven-year-old son died in a crash on I-10 today.

"At approximately 11:52 am, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a two vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 10 eastbound near Belle Terre Road," Trooper Monroe Dillon said in a news release.

He explained that the crash took the life of 27-year-old Tyandra Lewis and her 7-year-old son.

They are from Baton Rouge.

"The preliminary investigation revealed the deceased was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Belle Terre in a 2005 Toyota Camry. For reasons still under investigation, the Camry stopped in the left lane of travel. At the same time, a 2002 Ford F-350 pickup driven by 39-year-old Willy Buchan of Tyler Texas, was traveling eastbound and struck the rear of the Camry."

The trooper says Lewis and her son died as a result of the impact.

"Lewis was pregnant and expecting twins at the time of the crash. The front seat passenger, 43-year-old Clarence Muse of Baton Rouge, and his 3-year-old son, both sustained non-life threatening injuries as result of the crash. Both were transported to an area hospital. Seatbelt use by all occupants is still under investigation at this time. The driver of the Ford, Buchan, was not injured."

He says impairment is not suspected on the part of either driver, however toxicology reports are pending.

He says the crash remains under investigation.

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