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.
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.