A UL assistant softball coach is one of the two people killed in Thursday morning’s crash on Interstate 10 East near Louisiana Avenue.
Troopers say Geri Ann Glasco, 24, Arnaudville, and Kenneth McNeil, 45, Houston, died in five-vehicle crash.
An investigation by troopers revealed that an 18-wheeler traveling eastbound on I-10 failed to slow down when encountering slow moving traffic in a construction zone. The driver struck the rear end of a 2015 Dodge Ram pickup driven by McNeil. That crash, troopers say, led to a chain reaction involving a total of five vehicles.
McNeil’s vehicle then struck a 2017 Ford Escape driven by Glasco whose car struck the rear of a second 18-wheeler. That 18-wheeler struck a final 18-wheeler.
Troopers say that McNeil and Glasco suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. They were pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown at this time and toxicology tests are pending.
Investigations are ongoing and charges may be pending.
Glasco joined her father, Ragin’ Cajuns head softball coach Gerry Glasco, on the team’s coaching staff as a volunteer assistant in October. Prior to coming to Louisiana, Glasco served as a student assistant coach at Oregon. As a college softball player, she was named the SEC co-freshman of the year while playing at Georgia. She later earned first-team all region honors after transferring to Oregon.
All lanes of I-10 East are now OPEN