WALKER, La. (WAFB) - An older couple was sent to the hospital with injuries early Saturday morning after the vehicle crashed into an already collapsed on a road in Walker.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) says Cane Market Road is shut down in both directions just west of Spring Lake Subdivision, according to the agency’s Facebook post.
A family member told WAFB the couple, who are both in their late 60s, left their home at around 4:15 a.m. before their vehicle entered the collapsed culvert.
There is no timeline on when the road will reopen, according to LPSO.
Drivers are advised to take LA-447, Perkins Road or Percy Young Road.
“We were aware the pipe was reaching the end of its life and had taken the necessary steps to expedite repairs,” Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development spokesperson Rodney Mallet said. “We have been inspecting this location regularly, as well as others across the state. We have previously lowered the posted load limit in an effort to increase safety. Safety is our number one concern and we closed the road immediately upon notification of the collapse. Any injury on our roadways are a serious tragedy and we take them seriously.”