KENNER, La. - Two Houma men died in an accident involving three vehicles on the spillway shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, state police said.
I-10 Westbound was closed at mile marker 217, where a 2004 Honda Accord, driven by Matthew Arceneaux, 29, of Metairie, hit the left guardrail about four miles out on the bridge.
The car spun around and stopped facing oncoming traffic in the left lane, according to state police.
A 2007 Acterra Sterling tractor/vehicle carrier, driven by Charles Specht, 57, of Pearl River, stopped in front of Arceneaux to make sure no other vehicles hit the car, police said. Specht put his hazard lights on to protect the disabled car.
A 2012 Isuzu street sweeper, driven by Earl B. Ross, 39, was traveling at a high rate of speed in the left lane and hit the rear of the 18-wheeler, police said.
Ross' passenger, Simuel Green III, 41, was ejected from the vehicle. Both men were pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
Ross and Green were not wearing seat-belts, police said, and impairment is unknown pending the results of toxicology test.
Specht voluntarily submitted to a chemical test and no alcohol was found in his system.
I-10 reopend around 11 a.m. on Friday.