Trucker injured in Louisiana crash, fire

A 28-year-old truck suffered severe burns and other injuries Tuesday, June 9, when the truck he was driving left Interstate 49 in Louisiana and landed on a highway below.

Scene of truck crash and fire in Louisiana Tuesday (Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office photo)Scene of truck crash and fire in Louisiana Tuesday (Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office photo)

Motorists pulled the unidentified driver from the flaming wreckage of the crash that occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in Derry, Louisiana.

Louisiana State Police say the trucker’s 2019 Freightliner boom truck was northbound on I-49 when the rig ran off the right-hand side of the road, struck a metal guardrail and a concrete rail. The rig landed on Louisiana Highway 119.

State police continue their investigation.

Derry is located about 90 miles south of Shreveport.