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As Sept. 11 rolls around each year since 2001, Americans across the nation pause to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed on that date in terrorist attacks, the more than 6,000 injured, the families left behind and the first responders who risked life and limb to save as many people as possible, even as some among their ranks fell in the line of duty.

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Derrick Dwayne Henry, Greyson Deandre Leday, Jameldryn Jerome Wilridge

Jameldryn Wilridge, one of three suspects in an aggravated robbery committed on Aug. 17, was apprehended Tuesday Aug. 21. 

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Interstate 10’s eastbound and westbound traffic lanes in Jefferson County are closed due to an overturned 18-wheeler near mile marker 842.

According to a press release, initial reports indicate that an 18-wheeler was attempting to use an emergency crossover when his vehicle overturned.

All traffic lanes of Interstate 10 are closed due to hazardous cargo contained in the tanker.

State Troopers and Deputies with Jefferson County Sheriffs Office are on the scene. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and find alternate travel routes.

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A second multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

According to a press release by the Department of Public Safety, initial reports indicate that a commercial motor vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 followed by a 2009 Suzuki passenger vehicle.  The driver of the Suzuki rear-ended the 18-wheeler.  After the impact, the Suzuki was engulfed in flames.

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Update:

A 20-year-old Orange man was pronounced deceased after multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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