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.