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Louisiana police recover homemade bombs at accident site

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • New: Police identify Tony Ante Barisich, 53, as the driver of the car
  • Police responded to reports of a vehicle accident Monday around 8:30 a.m
  • They recovered 10 homemade pipe bombs, fireworks at the scene
  • State police and ATF officials are investigating

(CNN) -- Ten homemade pipe bombs were found in a pickup truck that wrecked in Louisiana Monday morning, police said.

Most of the bombs were made out of PVC pipes but one was made out of galvanized piping, police said.

Officials said the pipe bombs and some fireworks were recovered from a 1998 GMC driven by Tony Ante Barisich, 53, of Terrytown, Louisiana.

Barisich was airlifted to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he was being treated for injuries.

"He crashed into a rural cane field with a bayou on one side and no residents close by," said Louisiana State Police spokesman Bryan Zeringue. "He is facing charges, but to what degree depends on the outcome of the investigation."

The car flipped into a drainage ditch around 8:30 a.m. Monday after winding around a curb and striking a guard rail, police said.

Louisiana state police and agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the incident.

CNNs Carol Cratty and Rick Martin contributed to this report.