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Interstate 55 Pileup (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, Manchac, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-10-27

Duration: 00:02:49

Subjects: Interstate 55 | Traffic safety | Transportation


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Stegall, Kate Interviewee


This segment from the October 27, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the mile-long Interstate 55 pileup near Manchac on October 23, 2023, involving over 150 vehicles and killing seven people. LeBlanc reports that the I-55 pileup was caused by a combination of fog and wildfire smoke. She interviews Sergeant Kate Stegall of the Louisiana State Police.