Fiery 18-wheeler crash on I-10 East near Butte La Rose leaves 1 dead

Fiery 18-wheeler crash on I-10 East near Butte La Rose leaves 1 dead
Source: Louisiana State Police
Source: Louisiana State Police

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police reported one person was killed in a fiery 18-wheeler crash on I-10 East near Butte La Rose early Monday morning.

The deceased driver has not yet been identified.

I-10 East was shut down for roughly eight hours. Traffic was diverted onto I-49 North to US 190 East.

According to investigators, the driver of the 18 wheeler ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a bridge attenuator, and began to overturn.  The 18-wheeler when went across both eastbound lanes where it came to rest engulfed in flames.

Troopers released a picture that shows potatoes scattered across the road.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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