According to The Advocate, the crash occurred along Interstate 110 near Hollywood Street at around 8:30 pm.
All eight of the individuals were transported to a Baton Rouge hospital. Fortunately, none of their injuries were considered life-threatening.
Preliminary reports suggest the 18-wheeler struck the passenger vehicle from behind. The truck driver alleged the vehicle was driving recklessly prior to the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):