UPDATE: I-10 east open after fatal morning crash involving 18-wheeler

(Photo Credit: Lora Lavigne, KLFY)

BUTTE LA ROSE, LA (KLFY) -Troopers are still investigation what caused an 18-wheeler to run off Interstate 10 and overturn, and burst into flames.

The crashed claimed the life of the truck’s driver.

The truck was driving eastbound on I-10 near the Butte La Rose exit at about 5 a.m, State Police Troop I spokesman Brooks David said.  For unknown reasons, the driver ran off of the right side of the roadway, struck a bridge attenuator, and began to overturn.

Troopers, along with the St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office are attempting to identify the driver. It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash.

The interstate was cleared this afternoon.

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