Collision With Semi-Truck Causes Multi-Vehicle Accident
Police had to shut down sections of I-12 West in Springfield, Louisiana on Friday, September 13th, 2019 after a semi-truck caught fire following a horrific collision.
According to the responding officers and witnesses, the driver of a Kenworth tractor-trailer that was heading eastbound collided with a Toyota Highlander heading in the same direction. The force of the collision sent both vehicles careening out of control, across the median, and into the westbound lanes.
The Toyota overturned and the semi-truck struck a second semi-truck head-on. The second collision caused both tractor-trailers to burst into flames. The drivers in both truck cabs died from the injuries they sustained in the crash. The driver of the Toyota survived but sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a local hospital.
Police are investigating what caused the driver of the first semi-truck to veer off course and have taken toxicology samples to determine if the driver was impaired.
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