A Denham Springs 18-Wheeler Accident Leaves One Dead

Posted on Feb 19 , 2013
Denham Springs police are continuing to investigate a fatal accident involving three vehicles that occurred on Interstate 12 eastbound near the Juban Road overpass just before 1 a.m. Monday morning.According to reports the wreck involved a 1984 Cadillac Deville, 2013 Ford Econoline van and 2005 International 18-wheeler pulling a box cargo trailer. The 18-wheeler caught fire, but the trailer was empty.The one driver, 37-year-old Melvin Beecham, of Baton Rouge, was pronounced dead at the scene. Four occupants of a van also involved in the crash reported minor. The accident closed I-12 eastbound at the Denham Springs Range Avenue exit for several hours.  All lanes were reopened at approximately 8:15 a.m.The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Beecham family and friends. We are sorry for your loss.

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