Holly Ridge – Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-20 near Holly Ridge on May 23, 2021, shortly after 6:30 p.m.
This crash claimed the life of 32-year-old Ian Pettit of Delhi. The initial investigation revealed a 2015 Kia Sorento, driven by Pettit, was traveling east on I-20 and struck the rear of a 2012 Peterbuilt 18-wheeler that was also traveling east.
After impact, the Sorento became lodged under the 18-wheeler and caught fire. Pettit was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured during the crash.
A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.